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Spigelia marilandica/Indian Pink

Spigelia marilandica / Spigelia marilandica
An unusually large colony of this handsome perennial
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An unusually large colony of this handsome perennial

Funnel-shaped red flowers with yellow tips

Close-up image of flowers

Part of a large colony in a residential landscape

Young colony just before coming into bloom

Flowers and foliage

Striking red flowers

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Scientific Name: Spigelia marilandica
Common Name: Indian Pink
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: This is an excellent flower to attract hummingbirds. The red trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow centers are the main features of this perennial. It is a popular woodland garden species, but grows equally as well as a bedding plant in filtered light and in fertile, well drained soils.