Synonyms: Rhexia mariana, Rhexia cubensis, Rhexia alifanus, Rhexia nuttallii, Rhexia petiolata, Rhexia virginica
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 ft Width: 0.5 ft
Flower Color: white,pink
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers
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)
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic
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
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: Best bloom is from late spring through early fall.