Sabatia brevifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Shortleaf Rosegentian


Plant Specifics

Size:1.5 to 3 ft tall by 1 ft wide
Life Span:Annual to short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Habitats:Moist flatwoods, savannas.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower in moist casual setting.
Light: Full Sun
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



Bees have been documented using this species including Dialictus nymphalis and D. tegularis (Deyrup et al. 2002).