Rhexia mariana
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Rhexia mariana

Maryland meadow beauty

  family melastomataceae 
  genus rhexia 

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Genus  Rhexia Species  mariana Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Maryland meadow beauty Family  MELASTOMATACEAE Specimen number  S11781 Data source  HtZn p162;Xeri p290
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist to wet Optimal soil texture  Bog Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Rhexia mariana can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. Maryland meadow beauty needs summer days with high heat. The best soil for this plant has a texture that is bog. It needs soil that is moist to wet.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Rhizome Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Rhexia mariana is typically propagated using the plant's rhizomes. Maryland meadow beauty is considered to have originated from Eastern US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Rhexia mariana is a perennial. Flowers: Maryland meadow beauty has loose clusters of flower blossoms with bright yellow stamens; each flower lasts a single day only. Blossoms in such colors as white, pink and purple are common, with an accent in yellow.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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