Crocanthemum spp.

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Also known as Helianthemum spp.

Plant Specifics

Size:0.5-1.5 ft tall by clonal ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Mostly in open, relatively dry sites.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden. Rarely grown, mostly small wildflowers. Plant near the front of the garden so that they will be seen.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.



The primary pollinator is bees, including bumblebees,  though at least for some species, flies and beetles visit some Crocanthemum species.