Canavalia rosea

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B 

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Seaside Jackbean, Baybean, Beach-bean

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Also known as Canavalia maritima

Plant Specifics

Size:.5-1 ft tall by to 40 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink,lavender
Fruit Color:Green,brown
Phenology:Evergreen. Long prostrate stems. Blooms and fruits all year.
Habitats:Coastal dunes.


Recommended Uses:Groundcover in sandy areas. Used for dune stabilization. Fast growing.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of frequent or regular inundation (usually areas with tidal inundation)
Salt Spray Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.



Attracts bees.