Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: acid, rich, average, loam, clay, sand
Bloom Time: May, June, July
Bloom Color: yellow, red
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts hummingbirds, clumping, naturalizing, pond margin plant, shade garden plant, stream margin plant, woodland plant
Pricing & Availability
Spigelia marilandicaAlso known as:
Spigelia marilandica blooms in curving, terminal clusters of upward facing trumpet-shaped flowers that have a tropical feel. They are red on the outside and yellow inside, giving them the appearance of yellow stars, if observed from above. The deeply veined green leaves are spade-shaped.
Woodland pink is an attractive, long-lived perennial native to the moist, open woods and stream banks of the southeastern US. It is a clump forming plant that prefers average to rich, acidic soil in part-shade to shade, but is tolerant of a variety of growing conditions. It is relatively cold tender and might require protection in Zone 5. Deadheading will prolong the flowering period which begins in late spring. Zones 6-8
Propagate from seed or by clump division in early spring.
Indian pink can easily get crowded out by more aggressive plants, so give it some breathing room. This species is extremely attractive to hummingbirds.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: IN
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