Spigelia marilandica Little Red Head Indian Pink
A superior selection of our native Indian Pink, Spigelia, ‘Little Redhead’ puts on a vibrant show of crimson trumpets with brilliant yellow centers. Extremely versatile, ‘Little Redhead’ Indian Pink grows in shade to part shade, and even tolerates the toughest conditions of dry shade under trees. One of our most popular Missouri native perennials with humans and creatures alike, hummingbirds can’t resist its sweet nectar. Indian Pink’s flowers appear over a long time starting in May with flowering continuing into July. Indian Pink ‘Little Redhead’ matures to a mound of attractive foliage.
Spigelia naturally grows under trees and looks lovely in shady woodland gardens. It’s fantastic in formal beds, cottage gardens, and naturalized. Indian Pink works great for a multitude of other landscape applications as well: part sun or shady perennial borders, as an easy care ground cover under trees, pollinator and native gardens…and the list goes on and on.
Growing instructions: An easy to grow native, Spigelia prefers well-drained soil that has been amended with compost or other organic matter, and a spot in part shade to full shade. Good drainage is a must. Although it is tolerant of drought and dry soil, Indian Pink will benefit from good soakings during dry spells, and will bloom best with consistent moisture.