Crocanthemum spp.

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Also known as Helianthemum spp.

Plant Specifics

Size:0.5-1.5 ft tall by clonal ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden. Rarely grown, mostly small wildflowers. Plant near the front of the garden so that they will be seen.
Propagation:Seed. Some can be grown by dividing clumps.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Slightly acidic to neutral



The primary pollinator is bees, including bumblebees,  though at least for some species, flies and beetles visit some Crocanthemum species.

Native Habitats:Mostly in open, relatively dry sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Choose a species that grows naturally in your area.