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Plant A Patch - Barbara's Buttons (Marshallia caespitosa)



This diminutive native perennial features fragrant pinkish white blooms, somewhat reminiscent of pincushion flowers, on leafless, upright stems in late spring. A small plant, rarely more than 6 – 8 inches, it is perfect for rock gardens or the front of beds. Barbara’s buttons are drought tolerant, prefer full sun and dry, sandy or loamy soil. The upright, clump-shaped foliage typically remains green throughout the winter, adding visual interest to a bleak time of year. Butterflies and bees are attracted to this nectar plant, but unfortunately so are rabbits.