Spigelia marilandica

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Spigelia marilandica

Common Name: Indian Pink

Family: Loganiaceae

Origin: Eastern US

Type: Native Perennial

Size: 14"h x 14"w

Exposure: Shade or Sun

Zones: Zone 5-10

Butterflies: Yes

Hummingbirds: Yes

Container Size: Large Pot Band

I consider Indian Pink to be one of the ultimate plants. It has an amazing list of winning attributes in that it is a native perennial, it grows and flowers equally well in sun or shade, it attracts both butterflies and hummingbirds and it maintains a compact size without spreading or seeding out. Everyone asks about this plant in spring when it is decked out with its numerous two inch red flowers with yellow throats. Indian Pink occurs naturally from eastern Oklahoma all the way to the east coast though it is becoming quite rare in the wild. I’ve only found it in a natural setting one time in the southeastern part of the state. It is a challenge for nurserymen to propagate but performs incredibly well in the garden.