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Virginia Meadow Beauty

Rhexia virginica

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Description:

Beautiful Pine Barrens perennial that naturally grows in wet soils and bogs. Four magenta to pale pink petals surround a cluster of elongated bright yellow stamen that dangle like a beard. To 2 feet tall, but usually up to 1 foot in height. Blooms in second year of growth, late July through September. Prefers wet, acidic, sandy soils and sun. Great for a bog garden.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Handsome-harry
Plant Family:Melastomataceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees
Bloom Time:Early July to mid-September
Fruit Timing:Early August to October
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Wet
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet

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