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Herbaceous Perennial

Spigelia 'Little Redhead'

A clump-forming, deciduous perennial to 70cm tall, with narrowly oval leaves and tubular dark red flowers with yellow centres in terminal clusters in early summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Loganiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy, Clump forming
Genus

Spigelia can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs, with undivided, paired leaves and clusters of tubular flowers with short, spreading lobes

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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