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botanical name:
Spigelia marilandica 'Wisley Jester'
Spigelia marilandica 'Wisley Jester' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Indian Pink, Pinkroot, Wormgrass
family:  Loganiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.50m
width: 0.40m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & yellow
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Clump forming perennial with erect stems and pointed lance-shaped leaves. Slender tubular, upward-facing, scarlet-red flowers, opening up at the mouth to reveal the contrasting yellow interiors. A good selected form, otherwise similar to the species.

Moist, fertile humus rich soil, preferably in part shade.

From seed, although the offspring may be variable, or by division. Also from cuttings, but difficult to root and have low success rate.

The root has been used medicinally by the native North American indians.

other notes:
Selected by John Woodhead, Hillier Nurseries
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