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Sabatia kennedyana

Previously known as:

  • Sabatia dodecandra var. kennedyana
Description

Plymouth Gentian is a native perennial plant in the gentian family.  

Habitat: Seasonally exposed drawdown banks of the Waccamaw River, in adjacent ditches and disturbed flats (in se. NC and ne. SC)

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#pink flowers#native perennial#NC native#summer flowers#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains OBL#food source hard mast fruit#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#pink flowers#native perennial#NC native#summer flowers#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains OBL#food source hard mast fruit#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sabatia
    Species:
    kennedyana
    Family:
    Gentianaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern North America
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 4 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • 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 Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit displays from August to October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Showy pink flowers with 11+ petals bloom from June to August.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No