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Spigelia marilandica

Indian Pink

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Indian pink is an excellent source of nectar for hummingbirds when it blooms in June. Plants form clumps with glossy green foliage topped by crimson red, trumpet-shaped flowers tipped in yellow. When a large colony is in bloom, it is a spectacular site.

Benefits

Underused plant, provides a stunning burst of color for shade gardens
Outstanding source of nectar for hummingbirds
Easy to grow plant with a tolerance for a wide conditions
Beautiful choice for dry shade

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in part sun to full shade. Grows in a variety of soils, from moist to dry, shade to partial sun. A very hardy plant, though it is best planted by the end of July for reliable success in gardens and containers. Prefers not to be transplanted once established.


Height
18-24 Inches

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Spread
15-18 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Native Range

Moist woods and coves; North Carolina to Indiana south to Texas and Florida.

Native Trivia

Hummers have a fast breathing rate, a fast heartbeat, and a high body temperature. They must feed at least every 10 minutes all day.


"These red flowers really brighten shady areas when they bloom, attracting my hummingbird friends."

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Late Spring / Early Summer
Habitat Collection
Dry Shade
Native Habitat
Forest
Foliage Color
Green
Red
Uses
Bog, water garden
Border
Drought tolerant
Ground cover
Mass plant
Naturalizes
Native to
Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Mississippi
Missouri
North Carolina
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia