Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Sabatia dodecandra var. foliosa


Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies

Sabatia dodecandra var. foliosa (Gentianaceae)
(sa-BAY-shee-a doe-de-CAN-dra)
Rose Gentian

Uncommon even in its native coastal marshes, this plant is definitely underutilized in gardens, so much so that no clear consensus on a common name has emerged among gardeners. Whether you call it Rose Gentian, Marsh Rose Gentian, Perennial Sea-Pink, or Marsh Pink you will fall in love with this delicate native and its very alluring fragrance. The rose-pink flowers are held above thin, pointed leaves on tall thin stems. Use in a sunny wet area where it will spread by rhizomes. Thanks to VA naturalist and ecologist John Hummer for sharing seed.

Bloom color: pink
Bloom period: mid-summer
Height: 1-2'
Spread: 6-12"
Zones: 6-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $14
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