Conradina etonia

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Etonia Conradina, Etonia False Rosemary

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Specifics

Size:3-4 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Lavender
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Evergreen. Long bloom season, primarily spring. Long-lived (Nelson 2003) if grown in appropriate open, sandy dry settings.
Noted for:Aroma, fragrance, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Border or foundation plant.
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:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable



Attract many pollinators, especially bees.

Native Habitats:Scrub. In openings. Endemic to Etonia Creek State Forest and vicinity.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Listed as Endangered by the State of Florida and the USFWS.  This is a rare plant and should only be acquired from reputable plant nurseries with proper licensing.