Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
1-2 ft. H X .5-1.5 ft. W
Showy red flowers are trumpet-shaped with yellow interior
Bloom Time Notes:
Glossy green, opposite, ovate to lance-shaped; 4 in. long
Black seeds inside a capsule.
Hummingbirds are attracted to the bright flowers.
Moist woods, streambanks; found in the southeastern United States
Propagate by spring-sown seed or by root division.
Sun or Shade:
Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica) is a clump-forming perennial that does very well in gardens. It blooms from the bottom upward and the flowering season can be prolonged by removing the flowers as they fade. It likes part-shade to full-shade, medium-wet conditions; prefers moist, organically rich soils; good for shaded gardens, woodland gardens, and wildflower/native plant gardens.
Other Common Names: Woodland Pinkroot