Spigelia 'Little Redhead'
Spigelia 'Little Redhead'
Spigelia 'Little Redhead'
Spigelia 'Little Redhead'
Spigelia 'Little Redhead'
Spigelia 'Little Redhead'

Spigelia 'Little Redhead'

"Woodland pinkroot"

Spigelia 'Little Redhead'

1 bare root — £7.95

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Description

Stop and admire a sight which is rarely seen—it's Spigelia 'Little Redhead' in all its fiery glory! This incredibly beautiful plant is native to certain parts of America where it can be seen in the wild growing around woodlands. Arched sprays of red flowers sit at the top of tall, upright stems. Each fluted bloom of this little redhead is yellow on the inside and, from above, the pointed petals look like stars. If this plant, also known as woodland pinkroot, makes your green fingers tingle, don't deny them the excitement of cultivating this outrageously impressive (and hard to come by) perennial in your own garden!

Spigelia 'Little Redhead' needs to be planted in a space which has rich, free draining soil which remains reliably moist through the growing season. It likes full sun but will happily tolerate a little shade too. If you don't have the perfect soil for this plant in your garden, the good news is that you can also grow it in a large container with compost. Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead' is a half hardy perennial, which means that it will grow back in future years if it is thickly mulched or, if in a pot, tucked into a sheltered part of the garden for winter.

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead'

  • Flower colour

    Red, yellow

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    4 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Exotic gardens
    Large containers
    Water gardens
    Cut flower gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Wildlife gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Sandy
    Loam
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak the Spigelia 'Little Redhead' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting

    • Plant your "Woodland pinkroot" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed. Some varieties are a length of root which should be planted lengthways and shallowly (1-2cm deep).

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed until 29 February 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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