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Brassicaceae (mustard family)
|Size:||2 ft tall by 2 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Hurricane wind resistance|
|Recommended Uses:||Searocket is best used to hold loose sand in place such as the beach dune system.|
|Propagation:||The searocket produces pods shaped like a rocket with two seeds, one in the top, which drops off and is carried away by wind or water, and the bottom with remains with the plant.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Short very dry periods ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Short very dry periods ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of frequent or regular inundation (usually areas with tidal inundation)|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
Attracts butterflies and bees.
Larval host for the great southern white(Ascia monuste phileta).
|Native Habitats:||Coastal dunes. Identified along the Indian River lagoon and the Atlantic shoreline to the Gulf and across to the panhandle of Florida.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Pronuciation : Ca-ki-le lan-see-oh-lay-tuh The searocket blooms July through September. Annual to short-lived perennial.|