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Rhexia virginica

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: medium, high

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, sand

Height: 1'-2'

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

Flower of Rhexia virginica (meadow beauty)
  • Flower of Rhexia virginica (meadow beauty)
  • Flower of Rhexia virginica (meadow beauty)

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Description

Rhexia virginica

Also known as:

meadow beauty

,

handsome Harry

,

Virginia meadow-beauty

Scientific Synonyms:

Rhexia stricta

Description

Rhexia virginica produces intense pink flowers in lose clusters atop 2' tall angular stems. It bears interesting looking seed capsules shaped like little ewers.

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by seed. Seeds should be cold stratified if stored after collection.

Additional Notes

Deer may find the plant hard to resist.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
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

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Myrtales
Family Melastomataceae Melastome family
Genus Rhexia meadow beauty
Species Rhexia virginica meadow beauty