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Grass-Leaf Barbara's Button Marshallia graminifolia

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
mar-SHALL-ee-uh gram-in-ee-FOH-lee-uh
Description

In late summer and early fall, Grassleaf Barbaras Buttons puts out sweetly fragrant, pink or white blooms above its tidy leaves. The rest of the year, its rosette of low-growing green foliage can provide foreground accents for other blooms. Prefers moist to wet soil so does well near a pond, bog, or in a water garden.  

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Tags:
#fragrant#white#water garden#fragrant flowers#white flowers#pink flowers#native perennial#cut flowers#coastal#wet sites#NC native#long-lasting flowers#pond#bogs#rock gardens#borders#pollinator plant#wildflower garden#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains OBL#wet soils tolerant#food source hard mast fruit#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#white#water garden#fragrant flowers#white flowers#pink flowers#native perennial#cut flowers#coastal#wet sites#NC native#long-lasting flowers#pond#bogs#rock gardens#borders#pollinator plant#wildflower garden#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains OBL#wet soils tolerant#food source hard mast fruit#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Marshallia
    Species:
    graminifolia
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South East U.S.A. to Texas
    Distribution:
    Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains from the Carolinas to Texas
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from September to December
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long-lasting
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Crown
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1 in. pink flower head composed of only disc flowers; no petals. Blooms from July to October.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Simple or sparingly branched slender stem; scattered narrow leaves broadest near the middle
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Rock Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat