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What's in Bloom Today?

By: Sandra Nelson


The unusual native perennial, Indian Pinks, or Spigelia marilandica are at their peak bloom right now.



Glossy green leaves and brilliant scarlet blooms with bright yellow interiors and star shaped petals on the top grace this late spring/ early summer blooming native perennial. Indian Pinks prefer shade and grow in clumps in moist, well-drained soil, although they will tolerate moderate drought. These easy to grow plants tend to reach 12 to 18 inches in height and rarely spread more than a foot in width. They are excellent for rain gardens and hummingbirds love them!