- Plant Name- Botanical Name - Indian Pink - Spigelia Marilandica Hardy Planting Zones- 5-9 Sun or Shade – Full shade to partial shade Mature Height - 12-38" Mature Width- 12-16" Bloom Season – Early summer (May to June) Gardener Status- Beginner
Indian Pink- Spigelia marilandica
Indian pink flowers bring a dramatic flavor to almost any garden. The flower may have “pink” in its name, however, their blooms are very strikingly red with canary yellow lobe. However, the flower turns completely green in the autumn. They seem to be a favorite of hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies alike. They tend to bloom during the beginning of summer in June and they do so year-round in clumps for up to two years. It is said to do quite well in gardens. Their growth can also be prolonged by removing them as they wither. Another thing that makes it stand out as a perennial flower is that its bulb remains at the bottom with the trumpet-shaped yellow throat. It also has the green leafy foliage immediately surrounding it. The foliage stays green all year round. No other known flower has such a unique feature.The Indian pink gets its name partially from the fact that Native Americans used it medicinally for cough and tapeworm remedies. However, it is very toxic if ingested in large doses. It is also deer and rabbit resistant.Indian Pink plants help with maintaining focus and also helps with having the ability to coordinate activities even if under a lot of stress at the time. This plant can be created from a lovely essence oil and is very popular to create health and harmony when one is under a lot of stress from certain situations in our lives.Indian Pink is a loved vine with emerald green foliage. This plant is perennial and regrows every year brings new blooms every year. The blooms of the plant are pink in color but have a darker complexion towards the center of the bloom, colored like a rose. This is a slow grower and will not be able to compete with weeds and aggressive plants that may out compete with it for resources. Indian Pink grows best in moist areas and prefers shade to live. This plant prefers rich soil but can adapt to many soils.