Conradina canescens

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Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Specifics

Size:2-3 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Lavender
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Evergreen. Primarily blooms in spring.
Noted for:Aroma, Fragrance, Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Gray-green, fine foliage, border plant or individual speciments in a wildflower garden.
Propagation:Seed, cuttings.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable



Attracts many pollinators, especially bees (

Native Habitats:Scrub, sandhill.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:

There is a herbarium specimen from Hernando County suggesting a waif or possible disjunct population.

The Florida Wildflower Foundation has a good pamphlet that includes culture of this species.