Heliotropium gnaphalodes

sea-lavender, sea-rosemary

Boraginaceae

Synonyms:  Malotonia gnaphalodes, Argusia gnaphalodes, Tournefortia gnaphalodes

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-6 ft    Width: 3-10 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      brown,black,NA
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Hedges; small specimen plants; mass planting; ground cover; large planters. Dune reclamation.
Considerations: A beautiful shrub for oceanfront gardens, but susceptible to diseases inland.
Propagation: Seed, layering. Once established may form colonies as limbs that get covered by sand may root.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Circum-neutral to calcareous

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators--mostly butterflies.
Native Habitats: Coastal uplands, dunes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: Is listed as endangered.