$7.00 – $10.00
Common Name: Indian Pink
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist, Average
- Height: 1-2′
- Flower: Red, Yellow, Apr, May
- Fruit: Lobed capsule that turns from green to greenish-red and splits open to eject seeds when ripe.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh, Bottomland Deciduous Forest
Clump-forming, low-growing perennial with multiple erect stems with opposite lance shaped leaves topped with striking blooms. The flowers are tubular, about one inch long, bright red on the outside with yellow throats and prominent, elongated yellow stamens protruding from the five tiny petals. Several flowers will bloom in succession from the upper leaf axils of the stem. Flowers are followed by a tubular seed capsule that splits and ejects multiple seeds. Spigelia provides brilliant flowers for full shade. A long -lived perennial, Spigelia may form a clump 24 inches across over time. Bloomtime may be extended by pinching off spent flowers. Hummingbirds and butterflies are the main pollinators of the flowers. Spreads slowly through rhizomes.