Stachys floridana

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Florida Hedgenettle, Florida Betony

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Specifics

Size:.7 to 1.7 ft tall by .25 to .5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink,purple
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Moist-wet disturbed sites. Flatwoods.


Recommended Uses:In a meadow, where its aggressiveness is an asset. Can be a low maintenance roadside plant. Difficult to recommend for most landscape uses.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
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, Sand



Attracts bees and butterflies.