Pluchea spp.

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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


Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden. Grow as annuals.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand



Attracts bees, wasps, and butterflies.