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Helonias bullata/Swamp Pink

Helonias bullata / Helonias bullata
Typical foliage of the Swamp Pink
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Typical foliage of the Swamp Pink

Lance-shaped foliage

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Scientific Name: Helonias bullata
Common Name: Swamp Pink
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This perennial is normally associated with marshy areas but which are not flooded. Typical sites include forested wetlands which border streams and meadows. It produces underground rhizomes and blooms in March through May in its native habitat. Blooms are in clusters on tall stems above the foliage. The lance-shaped foliage is dark, glossy green.