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Spigelia marilandica

Indian pink, also called woodland pinkroot and pinkroot, is a native species to the Southeastern U.S. It is an excellent plant for shady gardens. Indian pink is an upright, multi-stemmed clump forming perennial 1-2 feet tall and 1 ½ feet wide with bright, glossy green leaves. Numerous flowers appear in late spring/early summer and are tubular, deep red with a contrasting yellow throat that flares at the tip to form five pointed lobes (a yellow star). Indian Pink grows in part shade to full shade in moist soils, but does really well in full sun and is quite drought tolerant once established.
Use Indian pink in a woodland garden, perennial border, rain garden, or native garden. Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the beautiful, tubular flowers.
Exposure: Sun, part shade
Soil: Moist or dry soils
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5-9
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