Common names
  • Barbara's Buttons
  • Large-flowered marshallia
  • Monongahela Barbara's buttons
  • Giant Barbara's Buttons

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Location: Tennessee
courtesy Sunlight Gardens,

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic
  • Posted by MarPfl on Jun 13, 2021 10:38 AM concerning plant:
    Re Marshallia grandiflora: I learned that this plant was named after Humphrey Marshall, an eminent botanist who lived in Marshallton, PA from 1772-1801. I moved to Marshallton in 2018 and after learning of this plant and searching for a while, I found Edge of the Woods nursery had them. I bought a few in 2020 and distributed a couple to other local gardening friends and planted some myself. Those planted in in a pot in full sun and richer soil are doing better than those planted in 'local native' soil but all are coming back this year, I am happy to say since they are endangered. Now I have to learn how to propagate them.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 14, 2012 3:52 PM concerning plant:
    Barbara's Buttons, a member of the daisy family and an endangered plant in Tennessee, is fairly rare throughout its range in the floodplains of the southeast where it grows on sunny stream banks and in bogs. The plants form 10 inch clumps of evergreen, glossy, bright green leaves. In early to mid summer, 18 inch flower stalks support solitary 1 1/4 inch flower heads of tubular pinkish-mauve daisy florets which last for a couple of weeks. The plant should be grown in sun or light shade in moist places with good soil. When happy, they will naturalize readily by seed.

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