Eustoma exaltatum

Seaside Gentian

Gentianaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Purple,lavender
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden especially in sandy or coastal areas.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Seed
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 inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:

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

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