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Marshallia caespitosa

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Marshallia (mar-SHALL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: caespitosa (kess-pi-TOH-suh) (Info)

Synonym:Marshallia caespitosa var. caespitosa

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral smiln32 On Dec 5, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

The flowers form a puffy, fragrant ball of white. Makes for a good cut flower; attracts butterflies, too.

Positive Terry On Feb 4, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

This perennial is native to southeast U.S., into Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. It resembles scabiosa or cornflowers.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pelham, Alabama
Elkton, Maryland
Arlington, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Spring, Texas



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