Meadow Beauty
Rhexia virginica

Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Rhexia (REKS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: virginica (vir-JIN-ih-kuh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Oldsmar, Florida

Cornelia, Georgia

Abita Springs, Louisiana

Denham Springs, Louisiana

Saint Louis, Missouri

Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Longview, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 27, 2011, jameso from Longview, TX wrote:

Very pretty bloom and lots of blooms. I found three of these plants in a run down nursery in Huntsville, Texas on a trip there last year. From the three plants I got a lot of plants from the seeds and the underground runners. It's very hot here and the blooms are a little shaggy so I'm going to put them in a less sunny spot. There's an East Texas native version of the same plant which I hope to make a switch next year.