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Polygala lutea

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Family: Polygalaceae
Genus: Polygala (pol-ee-GAH-luh) (Info)
Species: lutea (LOO-tee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Polystachea lutea
Synonym:Pilostaxis lutea

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Category:
Biennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Orange

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
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 after last frost

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Aug 1, 2003, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have photographed this plant blooming in February at Hungryland Slough west of West Palm Beach, on the edge of the Everglades. It is very low, about 6-8 inches. What a pleasant surprise to find it along the side of the trail in part sun/shade.

Regional...

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

Lake City, Florida
Barbourville, Kentucky
Broaddus, Texas
Houston, Texas



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