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Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)

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Ornamental Perennials


Hardy, late spring to summer-blooming, native perennial
Description: Unusual flowers very attractive to hummingbirds begin as bright red, elongated buds that peel back at the tips to reveal soft yellow interiors; glossy green, lance-shaped foliage
Habit: Grows 1-2’ high and 1’ wide; upright, clump-forming; allow 2-3 years to establish
Culture: Prefers partial shade and moist but well-drained, humus-rich woodland loam
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 5

This showy wildflower is notable for its unique floral display, which has the appearance of a profusion of miniature, brilliant red and yellow firecrackers. Native to moist woodlands and shady stream banks from Maryland to Indiana south to Texas and Florida, Indian Pink is best when massed in woodland gardens and shady borders. It was one of many native herbaceous plants “sent to Europe for Mr. Pierepont by John and William Bartram” of Philadelphia in 1784, and Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon recommended Spigelia marilandica in The American Gardener’s Calendar (1806), calling it Carolina Pink-root.

Ships in a 3.5" pot.

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