Spigelia marilandica, or Indian Pink, has bright red, upward facing trumpets with yellow interiors. The flowers are borne at the apex of upright stems of glossy, ovate leaves in early to middle summer. Although Spigelia marilandica is a slow grower it will form impressive colonies with time. This is one of our favorite perennials and it is loved by hummingbirds, too.
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 prefers partial to bright shade and moist soil. It will tolerate sun with sufficient moisture.