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PlantFiles: Purple False Foxglove, Purple Gerardia
Agalinis purpurea

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Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agalinis (ag-uh-LIN-us) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Gerardia purpurea

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Category:
Annuals
Parasites and Hemiparasites

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive frostweed On Nov 24, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Purple Gerardia Agalinis purpurea is native to Texas and other States.

Positive trois On Sep 6, 2004, trois from Santa Fe, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

We have a large number of these plants growing on all parts of our place. I have been very careful to avoid mowing these plants. Some of the plants are in very dense clumps, others are scattered as singles. They start blooming about the first of September, and will continue for about a month. By waiting to mow until after it seeds I have spread this plant to more than double it's former range. The flowers are not large, but are as beautiful as any I have seen.

Positive tentkeeper On Nov 6, 2002, tentkeeper from NA, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Hundreds of plants blooming Sept - Oct 2002 in a meadow and up into the forest walk of our land trust located in E. Central Alabama near I-85. Interestingly enough all plants were pink except for two white plants. They held up very well under intermittant rain storms and finally went to seed in late October. I will try to upload a photo later.

Tentkeeper

Regional...

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

Trenton, Florida
Rincon, Georgia
East Tawas, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Marietta, Mississippi
Wauseon, Ohio
Dalworthington Gardens, Texas
Hutchins, Texas
Santa Fe, Texas
Uvalde, Texas
Walkerton, Virginia



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