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The Indian Pink is one of the loveliest and most popular wildflowers native to the Southeastern United States. It is a shade-loving perennial that can flourish under leafy trees, neighboring homes, or in other less sunny locations. Also known as the Spigelia marilandica, it is part of the tropical Logania family and prefers relatively warm, humid climates. It is primarily suited for USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9.
This native American wildflower can be seeded directly into the ground in the spring, though they can be slow-growing initially.
Gardeners will generally see the most blooms of the Indian Pink in May or early June, though it can continue blossoming in lesser quantities well into the summer.
It likes medium wet, well-drained soil, but is reasonably tolerant to dryer soil as well. It is excellent for gardeners looking to brighten up some darker areas of their garden, or as a border trim, but it can survive in sunnier spots as well, making it a versatile and hardy addition to any flowerbed.
Indian Pink is an exceedingly pretty flower.
A favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies, should reach a height of about a foot to a foot and a half once it has achieved full growth. Mainly healthy specimens might get as tall as two feet. The flowers are long and tubular. Contrary to its name, are dark red on the outside and bright yellow on the inside. The inside of the petals is only visible at the very tip of the flower, where it flares out like a small star. The leaves of this plant are also an attractive dark green color and grow directly from the main stem. The plants tend to be found grouped in leafy bunches, with the flowers reaching upwards at the tip.
Indian Pink are shipped bare root only.
ReviewsRobert FilterRoots seem substantial and moist. I will watch and if they pop.Nora
Indian plantIt has been 10 days since I planted this and nothing has come out. Still hoping it survives.Jan
Indian pinksExtra crowns included! I didn’t want to collect these in the wild; pleased to find these. High quality rootstock. Giving 5 stars, confident they’ll perform come Spring. If they don’t, it’s the gardener’s fault! ; )Laura Bartolo
Indian PinkI ordered & received very promptly 4 Indian Pink root systems. The roots were large & healthy — I have my fingers crossed that I’ll see them next summer when I’ll add the fifth star!Peter Berg
Indian PinkI ordered 10 plants earlier this Summer. They basically came as roots. Planted them, 5 or 6 came up. No flowers yet and don't really expect any this year. I won't give 5 stars unless they actually bloom next year. I was a little disappointed because I thought I would get actual small plants, but am satisfied that at least five have sprouted. I don't have aqn especial green thumb so plants don't always do well for me. Down here in South Mississippi there is usually too much rain or too little and always more heat than than you or plants can stand. Anyway so far am happy that any of them made it.ms-lms
Nice plantsI found Native Wildflowers on the web and was intrigued by the large selection of plants. I've wanted to grow Indian Pinks, but have had no luck with plants from some other vendors (mainly larger outfits/catalogs), so I thought I'd give NW a try. The plants arrived in good shape and actually had roots and some tiny shoots (other vendors' didn't). I'm hopeful these will make it because they seem to be a quality product. If they don't (sadly) I'm sure it will be the gardener's fault, not the plants.Marjorie Krupa
Fast deliveryI FOUND NATIVE WILDFLOWERS ON THE WEB AND DECIDED TO GIVE IT A TRY BECAUSE OF THE LARGE SELECTION YOU OFFER. I’M VERY PLEASED; FAST DELIVERY & QUALITY PLANTS. I ORDERED AGAIN FOR SHIPMENT THIS SPRING. THANK YOU! MARGECustomer
Indian Pink PlantsI just found out about these plants this year. hoiping for beautiful flowers
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