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Coastal rosegentian
Sabatia calycina
Gentianaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Description:
Small short-lived perennial herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
Typically 4-12 inches in height. As broad as tall.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Broward and Collier counties; Greater Antilles. Very rare in Broward County and known only from the Pembroke Lakes Mall area.
Habitats:
Swamps and moist forests.
Soils:
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained to poorly-drained sandy or organic soils.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Light shade.
Flower Color:
Pink.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-summer.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seeds and cuttings.


 


Keith A. Bradley
Roger L. Hammer
Chuck McCartney
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton