Spigelia marilandica

Woodland Pinkroot

Strychnaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow,red
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden. Blooms best in light shade. Use in a bog, pond or water garden.
Propagation:Seed or root division. Apparently difficult to grow from cuttings.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Attracts hummingbirds which are the primary pollinator.

Insects:
Native Habitats:Upland woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Bloom period can be prolonged by removing flowers as they wither. It does not compete well with aggressive plants.