Eustoma exaltatum

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Seaside Gentian


Plant Specifics

Size:1-1.5 ft tall by 1 ft wide
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Purple,lavender
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Annual. Can bloom in much of the year but most prevalent in summer.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden especially in sandy or coastal areas.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)



Pollinators unknown, but based on flower color, bees are likely.

Native Habitats:Dry-moist-wet areas. Salt flats.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures