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Marshallia caespitosa

Barbara's Buttons

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Item #: 5782

Zones: 5a to 8b

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Native from Missouri south to Texas, it gets its name from the late Dr. Moses Marshall (1785-1813). M. caespitosa is a little-known native that makes a superb and easy-to-grow garden plant. In the wild, it can be found in prairies, growing with Schizachyrium scoparium and Coreopsis lanceolata. The small, green, winter basal rosettes give rise in late spring to 18" spikes of 1.25" white buttons...very cute.