INDIAN PINK

FAMILY: Loganiaceae | GENUS: SPIGELIA marilandica

TYPE
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Poisonous/Toxic

Plant Details

This charming woodland plant is among the showiest and easiest Southern wildflowers. Grows 12 feet high, with stiff, erect stems bearing pairs of glossy, green, 4 inches., broadly lance-shaped leaves. Clusters of 2 inches., trumpet- like flowers; blossoms are red on the outside and yellow inside, facing upward to show a yellow five-pointed star at the mouth. Early summer bloom; attracts hummingbirds. Easy to grow if given light shade and moist, acid soil. With enough moisture, will tolerate much sun. Tolerates dry soil in shade. 'Little Redhead' grows just 15 inches tall.

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