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Savannah Meadowbeauty
Rhexia alifanus

Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Rhexia (REKS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: alifanus

Category:

Ponds and Aquatics

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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

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

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 1, 2007, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This bright lavender-pink wildflower is so fragile that the petals will fall off if you try to pick the flower. It grows in wet areas in central and north Florida. Some people use the interesting little urn shaped seed pods in miniature flower arrangements.