Pluchea spp.

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Asteraceae (Compositae)

Also known as Pluchea baccharis (fromerly P. rosea), Pluchea foetida

Plant Specifics

Size:variable, mostly 1-3 ft tall by variable, mostly 1 ft wide
Life Span:Annual to short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
Fruit Color:NA
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden. Grow as annuals.
Propagation:Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative for P. odorata
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
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), Sand
Soil pH:Acidic to circum-neutral



Attracts bees, wasps, and butterflies.

Native Habitats:Savannas, cypress glades, savannas, marshes, wet ditches, wet prairie.

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


General Comments:These pretty little plants are not typically grown, most likely because they are annuals or short-lived perennials and require moist settings.