Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Indian Pink, Woodland Pink Root

Indian Pink, Woodland Pink Root

Spigelia marilandica

Part sun to light shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, organically rich or sandy loam soil, slightly acid to neutral pH.  12-14 inches height, blooms in late spring, red and yellow flowers, will self-sow.

Germination Code:  C(60).  Seed may require several months to germinate.

Native Region:  Statewide

Desirable, clump-forming woodland garden plant.  Easy to grow and does well in gardens.  Requires 2-3 years to reach its full flowering potential. Promptly removing old blooms in spring will produce a repeat bloom in summer as long as soil moisture is adequate. Does not compete well with aggressive plants. No disease or pest problems. Attracts hummingbirds.


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