Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead'
Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead'

Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead'

SKU: S38621
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Common Name: Indian Pink
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Jun
Mature Height: 24-28" Spacing: 18-20"
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Lure hummingbirds and add vibrant color with the unusual flowers of Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead,’ a compact selection of a carefree North American native. The tubular blossoms are held upright on sturdy stems, the better to show off their bold red coloring and the yellow interior that reveals itself in the shape of a gold star at each flower's opening. ‘Little Redhead’ is smaller and tidier than other Indian Pinks, making it especially well-suited to life in the garden. The plant’s gleaming green foliage provides texture and shine over a long season. ‘Little Redhead’ thrives in moist, part-shade areas and will spread slowly in a site it likes. The flowers appear in late spring or early summer, lasting for weeks, with some possibility of intermittent repeat bloom into autumn. The plants will grow in full sun if moisture is steady. They also show some tolerance of wet soil.

Plants in the genus Spigelia marilandica are perennial wildflowers that are native to regions of the southeastern US. Commonly called Indian Pinks, they can be found growing in the wild in moist woodlands and along the banks of streams. In gardens, these plants thrive in part-shade areas where there is organically rich soil with steady moisture and good drainage. Hummingbirds love the flowers, which generally arrive in early summer and may repeat intermittently into fall.

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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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I ordered two of these a couple of years ago. One had a rough start the first year and I had my doubts but now they are both doing excellent. Lots of blooms that last a long time. One is in partial shade and the other gets more sun. Love them! I need to find additional space for more.

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A sad little ball of tangled roots

I considered waiting until next year to write this review in case they come back. I received my order and it appears to be three roots, but only one stem has what appears to be a baby bud on it. Usually my plants from WFF arrive in perfect condition and start growing immediately. I was really excited about this plant so I am hoping they take off at some point, but it doesn't look good.

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Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead'

I was really excited about this plant. The package says 3 plants included but there was only 2. How very disappointing as 2 plants of something looks weird in a large perennial border that features plants in 3, 5, and 7...

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Latin Name Pronunciation: spy-jeel' ee-uh

These North and South American native plants thrive in average, well-drained soil in partial shade (and will take more sun if the soil remains evenly moist). They are ideal candidates for mixed borders, woodland gardens, or planted along the edge of a pond.