Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: medium, high
Soil Moisture: moist, wet
Soil Description: acid, sand
Bloom Time: May, June, July, August, September
Bloom Color: pink
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts bees, bog plant, naturalizing, showy fruit, swamp plant
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Rhexia virginicaAlso known as:
Rhexia virginica produces intense pink flowers in lose clusters atop 2' tall angular stems. It bears interesting looking seed capsules shaped like little ewers.
Native to meadows and bogs throughout the eastern US, meadow beauty will thrive in full sun to light shade, in wet, acidic and sandy soil. Plants may naturalize by seed once established. Bloom times may vary, from May to September, due to its extensive range. Zones 4-8
Propagate by seed. Seeds should be cold stratified if stored after collection.
Deer may find the plant hard to resist.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Threatened: IA, VT
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