Texas Gardening forum: Rose Gentian

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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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Jun 4, 2010 5:16 PM CST
The Rose Gentian, Sabatia angularis is native to Texas and other states.

Here in northeast Texas, I begin seeing these blooms in early June. The vivid pink blooms cannot be missed. They grow in an open pasture here, in full sun.

Although this year, a small plant found it's way into the garden, where it is a welcome sight.

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jun 17, 2010 9:50 PM CST
I love those, Christine, but don't think they'd do well here. Mighty pretty!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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Jun 18, 2010 9:25 AM CST
Interesting Linda. And thank you. Maybe it's the difference in soils...we have lots of clay. habitat for these are prairies, roadsides, rocky and open woods, fields, thickets and, glades. They're found throughout much of the eastern U.S.



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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Jun 18, 2010 1:57 PM CST
I've seen Sabatia campestris in the granite soil areas of the Hill Country farther north...in fairly moist habitats. Here we get the pinks of the same family of plants, Centaurium species.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad

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