Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)
    Strychnine Family
    Indian pink is a stunning woodland plant that is fairly easy to grow and becoming ever more popular in the home garden. Bright red flowers have yellow throats that look like stars from above. The deep throats of the flowers and red color make these a favorite of hummingbirds. Tolerates average soil and a little bit of moisture. Naturally found on rich, wooded slopes. Plant with Christmas Fern, Hairy Alumroot, or Eastern Columbine.
    Blooms: Red, yellow, 4-6 weeks (small late summer re-bloom), May-June
    Leaves: Deep green, glossy leaves are dense and remain attractive throughout the growing season
    Height: 1-2’
    Space: 18-24”
    Soil: Average-Moist
    Exposure: Part sun-Part shade
    Fauna:  Hummingbird favorite
    Seeds: Seeds come in pairs that eject from the plant when ripe
    Deer Resistance:Medium
    Zone: 5-9
    Native Status: NC native, rare in the Mountains
    Provenance: TN, seed grown