Spigelia marilandica - Plant
Description for Spigelia marilandica
Spigelia marilandica, the woodland pinkroot or Indian pink, is a perennial wildflower in the Loganiaceae family that is used as ornamental plant.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Indian pink||Red and yellow||June||1 to 2 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Indian Pink grows best in partial to full shade in soil with high organic content. It is a very hardy plant. It should be planted no later than the end of July for use in gardens and containers. Once established it should not to be transplanted.
|Part shade to full shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||-25 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Spigelia marilandica
- Water coral bells deeply the night before transplanting them to prevent dehydration and stress. Run a hose at the base of the plant until the soil feels very moist in the top few inches.
Remove just enough soil from the root ball to reveal the ends of the roots. Run water over the root ball to wash away a little more soil. Avoid handling the roots too much, because they break easily.
Typical uses of Spigelia marilandica
Special features: Shaded border fronts, shade gardens, woodland gardens, wildflower gardens or native plant gardens.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
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