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Skyblue Jacquemontia, Skyblue Clustervine
|Size:||with support, to 12 ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Grow as a sprawling vine (will need to be tied to a fence or trellis) or used as a groundcover.|
|Propagation:||Establish from seed or cuttings. Prune in late spring or early summer, after flowering has ceased. Heavy pruning in late summer could adversely affect fall/winter bloom.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
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:||Lime rock, Sand|
|Soil pH:||Calcareous (high pH)|
Provides food for birds.
Attracts a variety of insect pollinators including the Nessus sphinx (Amphion floridensis), Tantalus sphinx (Aellopus tantalus) and Tersa sphinx (Xylophanes tersa) moths. (Institute for Regional Conservation).
|Native Habitats:||Coastal hammocks esp. on dunes.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||This species is listed as Endangered by the State of Florida. Please acquire only from reputable sources with proper permits.|