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Wood-sage, Canadian Germander
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Winter dormant. Forms large patches. Blooms spring-fall.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Moist wildflower garden. Makes a good mass planting on the edge of a pond or ditch.|
|Considerations:||This plant will spread to form a large colony in moist areas. Plant where this is an asset.|
|Propagation:||Seed. Division. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed, Specialty providers|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of inundation with brackish water|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Occasionally visited by humminbirds (Wikipedia)
Pollinators include bumblebees, honey bees, digger bees, cuckoo bees and megachilid bees.
Nectar plant for butterflies and (occasionally) hummingbord moths (Wikipedia).
Flowers are also visited by flies.
|Native Habitats:||Swamps, floodplains, marshes, wet meadows, wet pastures, margins of lakes and ponds, cypress domes, ditches, disturbed sites.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures