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.