Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
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: From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall 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
I have 5 acres and normally have a small area where Rose Gentian grows. The last two years we have had above normal rain fall and the Rose Gentian now is prolific over most of the 5 acres. Our normal rain fall is 32 in.
On Sep 14, 2004, naturejohn from Ruther Glen, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Sabatia angularis is a true biennial. It flowers form late June (south) to late Aug.(north) where upon it promptly dies. It's morphology resembles that of it's close cousin Gentianopsis crinita. The structure and makeup of both species is strikingly similar, making the flowers just about the only disimularity. As for cultivation, the plants has a 'wild habitat' adaptational behavior, meaning that it may be 'wild' growing exclusive. The species seems to have a preference for 'poorer' type soil and is a 'drylander' although I've seen it growing in damper swales and even near wet habitats.
I'm in the process of trying to establish the plant on my property on basic natural clearings where other wild flowering species grow. I am going to try and artificially prop some seed this winter to see how successful this species can be grown under human cultivation. I will print the results of my 'trail' later on this page. John Hummer
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Houston, Alabama Little Rock, Arkansas Morrilton, Arkansas Barbourville, Kentucky Benton, Kentucky Coushatta, Louisiana Beaufort, Missouri Cole Camp, Missouri Oak Ridge, Missouri Glouster, Ohio Benton, Tennessee Santa Fe, Texas