Spigelia marilandica 'Little Red Head' - Indian Pink
Indian Pink Spigelia marilandica 'Lttle Redhead'
Indian pink is an excellent source of nectar for hummingbirds when it blooms in June. Plants form clumps with glossy green foliage topped by crimson red, trumpet-shaped flowers tipped in yellow. When a large colony is in bloom, it is a spectacular sight.
Underused plant, provides a stunning burst of color for shade gardens
Outstanding source of nectar for hummingbirds
Easy to grow plant with a tolerance for a wide range of conditions
Beautiful choice for dry shade
Adds bright color to the woodland garden
Moist woods and coves; North Carolina to Indiana south to Texas and Florida.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Hummers have a fast breathing rate, a fast heartbeat, and a high body temperature. They must feed at least every 10 minutes all day.
Grow in part sun to full shade. Grows in a variety of soils, from moist to dry, shade to partial sun. A very hardy plant, though it is best planted by the end of July for reliable success in gardens and containers. Prefers not to be transplanted once established.