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Also known as Plumbago scandens
|Size:||1 ft tall by 3-4 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Recommended Uses:||Understory shrub or use a group as a groundcover in a shady setting.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or 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:||Lime rock, Sand|
Larval host for Cassius blue.
Attracts butterflies, moths, and bees.
|Native Habitats:||Coastal hammocks.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
This species is grown primarily for its use as a butterfly plant. It is not as showy as the commonly grown introduced plumbago.
This species has a pan-tropical distribution.