Salt Marsh Pink (Sabatia stellaris)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 6 inches to 20 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Petals are pink, often fading to white. Star shaped yellow center bordered in red.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Self seeds.


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 13, 2013 4:35 PM

Rose of Plymouth is a delicate native Florida wildflower found throughout the state. It grows in moist areas such as brackish coastal marshes as well as wet inland habitats. The solitary flowers each have five oval pink petals positioned around a star-shaped yellow eye that is bordered in red. Each bloom is borne on a long, slender flower stalk. In Florida, Sabatia stellaris can be abundant in some areas, showing a lovely landscape heavily dotted with these dainty pink flowers.

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