Dicerandra spp.

balm

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Synonyms:  Dicerandra densiflora, Dicerandra linarifolia

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: 1-1.5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      pink
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden.
Considerations: Difficult to establish and hence rarely grown. Retain this if you have it on a site. These are abundant along some dry roadsides and retaining these wildflower areas is strongly encouraged.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators.
Native Habitats: Sandhill settings.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   

Other

Other Comments: The two species listed are annuals. All perennial Dicerandra species in Florida a rare and endangered. They appear to be closely related and form hybrid swarms if grown in a common garden. To protect the genetic purity of these rare plants, please do not grown them.