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PlantFiles: Rosy Spiderwort, Pink Spiderwort, Florida Scrub Roseling
Callisia ornata

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Family: Commelinaceae (ko-mel-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callisia (kal-LIZ-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: ornata (or-NAH-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Cuthbertia ornata
Synonym:Tradescantia rosea var. ornata

Category:
Annuals

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

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

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

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

Foliage:
Herbaceous

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Oct 16, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Roselings grow in zones 8B-10A on deep sandy soils, often in association with wiregrass. One should collect seeds in the wild, then germinate in sand. It will take about4-6 weeks. They are quite charming.

Regional...

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

Paradise, California
Keystone Heights, Florida
Port Orange, Florida



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