This hardy biennial consists of a ground hugging basal rosette of glossy opposite leaves it's first year which bolts with an upright stalk covered in fragrant, showy flowers it's second year.  The flowers are small pink five petaled blooms with a yellow center.  Readily self seeds with 2 or more individuals in a planting. Flowers open in the day and close at night in late summer and early fall. Tolerates poor soils, but prefers sandy, moist soil.

Scientific Name: Sabatia angularis
Bloom Color: Yellow, Pink
Bloom Time: August, September, October
Butterfly Host: Short-Lined Chocolate (Argyrostrotis anilis)
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Tiny seed capsules on the spent flower heads.
Habit: Herb
Height: <1', 1-2', 2-5'
Light Needs: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: N/A
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Farm, Community Garden, Street Scape, Prairie Garden, Border Woodland, Wetland
Water Needs: Average, Moist

Price: $10.00

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