Rhexia spp.

meadow-beauty

Melastomataceae

Synonyms:  Rhexia mariana, Rhexia cubensis, Rhexia alifanus, Rhexia nuttallii, Rhexia petiolata, Rhexia virginica

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 ft    Width: 0.5 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Wildflower in moist garden. Forms colonies.
Propagation: Cuttings. Can also be grown from seed. Seeds are small and the seeds and seedlings need to be kept moist for success (based on information provided by the Lady Byrd Johnson Wildflower Center)
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Attracts bees and butterflies.
Native Habitats: Wet prairie, cutthroat seep, wet flatwoods, wet roadsides, wetland transition zones. There are several species most with similar culture in garden settings. In the wild, they differ in specific site tolerance and have different natural settings.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Other Comments: Best bloom is from late spring through early fall.