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PlantFiles: Meadow Beauty
Rhexia mariana

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Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Rhexia (REKS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: mariana (mar-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)

Synonym:Sabatia simplex

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Category:
Perennials

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

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

Hardiness:
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:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve
White/Near White

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:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Jun 5, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This meadow Beauty is commonly found in wet areas throughout the state of Florida. It has long (5-11 mm) anthers. It is notorious for losing petals and is frequently found with only 2 or 3 of the 4 petals still intact. The attractive seed pods look like tiny urns.

Regional...

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

Bartow, Florida
Conway, Florida
Memphis, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Rincon, Georgia
Valley Lee, Maryland
Longview, Texas



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