Hydrolea corymbosa

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Also known as Nama corymbosa

Plant Specifics

Size:1-2 ft.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Bright blue
Fruit Color:Dark brown
Phenology:Spring blooming; winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower gardens.
Propagation:Division, seeds, cuttings.  Spreads naturally by rysomes.
Availability:Native nurseries, Specialty providers
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, Organic material (muck), Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable



Bee pollinated.

Native Habitats:Marshes and swamps

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:

The species is hermaphroditic (monecious), meaning flowers have both male and female reproductive structures on the same plant.

This is a near-endemic meaning that it occurs mostly in Florida with a few outlying populations in Georgia and South Carolina.