Definition of Fire pink
1. Noun. Perennial herb of eastern North America, having red flowers with narrow notched petals.
Group relationships: Genus Silene
Generic synonyms: Campion, Catchfly, Silene
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Literary usage of Fire pink
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1. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson, F. L. S., William Robinson (1906)
"The fire pink succeeds in a well- drained rock-garden ; but requires careful attention, particularly in winter, as at that season excessive moisture is ..."
2. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"S. virginica (fire Pink\. — A brilliant perennial, with flowers of the brightest ... The fire pink succeeds in a well- drained rock-garden ; but requires ..."
3. A Guide to the Wild Flowers by Alice Lounsberry (1899)
"Indeed, the flowers have quite as good a right to criticise our manners and appearance as we have to chatter so much about them. fire pink. ..."
4. The English Flower Garden: Design, Arrangement and Plans Followed by a by William Robinson (1895)
"S. virginica (fire pink).—A brilliant perennial, with flowers of the ... The Fire Pink succeeds in a well-drained rock-garden ; but requires careful ..."
5. The New Gardening: A Guide to the Most Recent Developments in the Culture of by Walter Page Wright (1913)
"Not one flower-lover in a hundred knows what is meant by fire pink, but all know Dianthus ... fire pink does not carry us very far when we want to speak of, ..."
6. Elements of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen (1897)
"(S. VIRGINICA), FIRE-PINK. Stems slender, erect, 1-2 ft. high, root-leaves spatulate, the upper leaves oblong-lanceolate; flowers few, peduncled, ..."