General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 to 30 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Malodorous
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees

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Common names
  • Rosepink
  • Pursh
  • Rose Pink
  • Rose Gentian
  • Bitter Bloom

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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-07-14
specimens in bloom planted in the bog garden
Location: Tennessee
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Location: Tennessee
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
Location: all photos from my garden
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2004-07-09
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2004-07-09
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2004-07-09
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
Location: Sabatia angularis (rose gentian or rose pink), pale form 
Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2004-07-09
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 16, 2019 5:36 PM concerning plant:
    So far, I have only seen this biennial growing in the bog garden next to the big pond at Jenkins Arboretum in southeast Pennsylvania. It does grow in moist sites, marshes, and poorly drained fields, but also in upland places as rocky glades and roadsides. It is native from Texas to Florida up to New York & Connecticut to the Midwest. It is a threatened or endangered species. It has 4-anguled, winged, hairless stems, and has some opposite arranged leaves near the top of the plant. It is pollinated by bees and butterflies.

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