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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: there is a multiple pointed pattern of deep yellow at the base of the petals
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Water gardens
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant

Common names
  • Coastal Rose Gentian
  • Leafy Marsh-Pink
  • Swamp Marsh-Pink

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Location: Christmas, FL
Date: 04-Jun-2016
In Orlando Wetlands Park
  • Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Jul 23, 2016 7:07 PM concerning plant:
    This plant is native to FL, GA, AL, LA, MS, TX, SC, NC and VA.
    S. calycina differs from most other members of this genus in that it is a perennial, although a short-lived one. It also sports more foliage than many others of its genus, having foliage that goes from the base of its bloom stalks right to the top of the bloom stalks. Each plant has multiple stems.
    Depending on the weather and zone it's growing in, it can bloom almost year round.

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