We are big fans of this underutilized little native for its versatility and beauty. It can be grown from full sun to part shade and still produces gorgeous foliage and flowers, so 4+ of sunlight is plenty of light. We selected ‘Little Redhead’ because it has quickly become a go to spigelia due to its uniformity and very attractive flowers. Nicely uniform clumps of green foliage yield clusters of tubular fire engine red flowers with visible yellow centers through the entire spring and summer growing period. If you are looking for a native that can be planted in a wide-range of locations and performs like most cultivated garden varieties this is an excellent choice.
Photo Credit: Walters Gardens
|Bloom Color:||Bright Red trumpets with yellow on the inside|
|Bloom Period:||Long bloom period from spring through summer|
|Genus & Species:||Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead'|
|Mature Height:||24 to 28 inches|
|Mature Spread:||20 to 24 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||16 to 20 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Plant even with the soil in pot|
|Planting Time:||Spring or fall planting|
|Soil Type:||Does well in consistently moist, well-drained soil|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to part shade|
|Zone:||5b to 9|
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