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Rose-of-Plymouth
Sabatia stellaris
Gentianaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also moist to wet wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Medium annual herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 1-2 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Eastern United States west to Louisiana and south to the Monroe County Keys; Bahamas, Cuba and Mexico. In the Monroe County Keys, apparently disjunct from Miami-Dade County and Key Largo to Big Pine Key and nearby islands.
Habitats:
Coastal marshes.
Soils:
Wet to moist, periodically inundated freshwater or brackish soils.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low to moderate; it can grow in nutrient poor soils or soils with some organic content.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Pink or whitish-pink with a yellow eye bordered by a red, jagged line.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy, 1-1.5" wide.
Flowering Season:
All year; peak in summer.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seeds and cuttings.


 


James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Chuck McCartney, 1985
In habitat, Fakahatchee State Park, Florida