Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead' Indian Pink
About Our Plants
Rare Roots ships live, growing plants in one-quart pots all over the continental US. The rare exception is our slightly smaller 3.5" inch pot, which will be labeled on a few product pages.
The plants are not guaranteed to be blooming when they arrive, and the foliage may need to be trimmed before shipping to fit them in the box safely.
Our plants are guaranteed to arrive safely in a suitable condition for planting. If they are damaged or if you have concerns, please inform us right away by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you are planning to wait and see if it recovers, we need to document the damage on your order.
We are not able to offer warranties or extended guarantees on plants due to the sheer number of variables that can affect their growth and survival.
Our plants are grown on our 30-acre outdoor nursery in Virginia (available by mail-order only). They are all considered "perennial" if planted within their preferred zone range.
Perennials planted in the coldest zone listed are considered "tender perennials", and may not overwinter in a severe winter. For example: if a plant is rated for zones 7-10, it would be a tender perennial in zone 7. It's best to plant these in spring or early summer, and preferably in a protected area (such as the South side of building).
You can find your growing zone here: [USDA website]
Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead' is a compact and more uniform growing selection of Indian Pink. Its stalks of glossy green, ovate leaves are topped with stunning, dark red, tubular flowers with soft yellow interiors exposed at starry openings. The flowers of 'Little Redhead' are usually borne in early summer and may sporadically repeat. The brilliant red color of this uncommon perennial works great for attracting hummingbirds. It is one of our favorites and very popular with gardeners.
Spigelia marilandica is native to the southeastern United States from Texas to Florida, the mid-Atlantic states and into Indiana and Illinois. It is typically found in moist woods and along stream banks.
Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead' prefers partial shade and consistently moist, but well-drained soil. It will thrive in full sun as long as adequate moisture is provided. It can slowly form colonies where it is happy.
- Common Names: Indian Pink
- Zones: 5-9
- Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained
- Height at Maturity: 24
- Width at Maturity: 18
- Bloom Color: Red
- Bloom Time: Late spring to summer
- Attracts: Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
- Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Drought.
- Other Features: Container Plant. Cut Flower. Native to North America.
Care and Growing Tips
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Spring 2023 shipping schedule:
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We ship via UPS & USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.
All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.
Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.
We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.