Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, organically rich soils.
Indian pink is a clump-forming, Missouri native perennial which occurs in moist woods and streambanks in the far southeastern part of the State. Features one-sided cymes of upward facing, trumpet-shaped, red flowers (to 2" long) atop stiff stems growing to 18" tall. Each flower is yellow inside and flares at the top to form five pointed lobes (a yellow star). Flowers bloom in June. Glossy green, ovate to lance-shaped leaves (to 4" long).
No serious insect or disease problems.
Shaded border fronts, shade gardens, woodland gardens, wildflower gardens or native plant gardens.
Horticulture Agent IV
County Extension Director