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Rhexia virginica

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Description

Rhexia virginica

Site:  Moist to wet soil; sun; found in bogs and moist, open sandy places

Cultivars:
Tags:
#purple#fall#white#pink#sun#summer#perennial#wildflowers
Cultivars:
Tags:
#purple#fall#white#pink#sun#summer#perennial#wildflowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rhexia
    Species:
    virginica
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1 in. bright purple-pink flowers have a glandular, hairy calyx tube; 4 sepals united to form an urn-shaped to vase-like tube with four lobes at the summit; flower opens in the morning and often drops petals by mid-day
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Simple or branched 4-sided stem has narrow wings; 1 to 2 in. oval to egg-shaped opposite leaves; small bristly teeth on the margins
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No