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Coastal rosegentian
Sabatia calycina

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

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Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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