A blog exploring the pleasures of gardening in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA.
Monday, June 14, 2010
The fire pink
This is Silene virginica, the fire pink. It’s another example of an undeniably worthwhile native plant which is largely neglected by gardeners. It’s a hummingbird magnet, and it makes a good rock garden plant. It’s easy from seed. It’s also somewhat shade tolerant. Why is it so uncommon in gardens?