Rhexia spp.

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Also known as Rhexia mariana, Rhexia cubensis, Rhexia alifanus, Rhexia nuttallii, Rhexia petiolata, Rhexia virginica

Plant Specifics

Size:1-2 ft tall by 0.5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink, white, yellow
Phenology:Winter dormant. Best bloom is from late spring through early fall.
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.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower in moist garden. Forms colonies.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand



Attracts bees and small butterflies. Bees, including Augochloropsis anoizyina and Bombus impatiens have been documented on pale meadow beauty (Deyrup et al. 2002).