Spigelia marilandica 'Ragin Cajun' - Indian Pink

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Bird Friendly Part Shade 
Indian Pink
Spigelia marilandica

Indian Pink is an excellent source of nectar for hummingbirds when it blooms in June. Plants form rounded mounds of glossy green foliage topped by orangeish-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
  • A beautiful choice for dry shade
  • Adds bright color to the woodland garden

Native Range

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)

Interesting Facts


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.


Mature Size: 20-24in. Tall x 20-24in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Sun Exposure: Part Shade to full sun

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