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Sabatia elliotii is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
South-eastern N. America - Virginia and North Carolina to Florida.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Requires a moist soil[
A tonic tea is obtained from the plant[
]. The part of the plant is not specified.
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in late summer or early autumn. Sow in a peaty soil in a moist shady border or sow in pots in a shady part of the cold frame and keep the soil moist by standing the pot in 2 - 3cm of water[