Conradina glabra

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Apalachicola Conradina

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 in spring. Long-lived (Nelson 2003) if grown in appropriate open, sandy dry sites.
Noted for:Aroma, fragrance, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Border plant or scattered in a wildlflower garden.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
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:Acidic



Attracts many pollinators, especially bees.

Native Habitats:Sandhill. Seen in open sandhill at Appalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve. Upper edges of steepheads in the transition to sandhills, edges of pine plantation, roadsides. Only experimental plantings on conservation lands. All natural populations in plantations and rights of way. High probability that SRD's flower photos are mis-ID; habit photo is good.

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:Listed as Endangered by the State of Florida and the USFWS.  This is a rare plant endemic to one panhandle county and should only be acquired from reputable plant nurseries.