Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Indian Physic

Porteranthus stipulatus
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Red, White, Yellow
Fall Color: Orange, Red, Yellow
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

24 to
36
inches

Spread:

18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
36
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
36
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Naturalize in dry open woodland habitat, also use in sunny to part shade, dry to average beds.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grows naturally in part sun to dappled shade and dry to average soil, but can be planted in full sun and good soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

The foliage is attractive in spring and summer, but outstanding when it is yellow, orange, and red in the fall. Five-petaled flowers in June are followed by red seed pods in summer.Ecological Benefits: Nectar and pollen for pollinators.

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