Dicerandra spp.

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Balm

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Also known as Dicerandra densiflora, D. linarifolia, D. fumella

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Size:1-1.5 ft
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Pink
Noted for:Aroma, Fragrance, Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden.
Considerations:Difficult to establish and hence rarely grown. Retain this if you have it on a site. These are abundant along some dry roadsides and retaining these wildflower areas is strongly encouraged.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation
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:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
 

Attracts pollinators.

Native Habitats:Sandhill settings.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:

All perennial Dicerandra species in Florida a rare and endangered. They appear to be closely related and form hybrid swarms if grown in a common garden. To protect the genetic purity of these rare plants, please do not grown them.