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Spigelia marilandica

Native Plants

Indian Pink

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Summary

Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica) is a long-lived perennial that brings stunning color to the summer garden. Vivid red tubular flowers borne in terminal clusters open to expose a chartreuse interior. This perennial produces its primary display in early summer and flowers sporadically through the remainder of the growing season. It can grow to nearly 2’ tall and wide. Indian pink is an adaptable species, but does prefer neutral, well-drained soils to develop its best displays. The bright flowers attract hummingbirds and brighten the woodland edge or perennial border. Indian pink combines well with evergreen wood-fern (Dryopteris intermedia), green-and-gold (Chrysogonum virginianum), Turk’s cap lily (Lilium superbum), and wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis). Zones 5-9.  


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  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun-to-partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average-to-moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-summer
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    red, yellow 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    green, tan