Conradina canescens

Gray Conradina

$ 11.95

Item #: 1059
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Gray Conradina occurs naturally in far south coastal plain areas under open stands of oaks and pines in dry, sandy, slightly acidic soils. It is little known in cultivation. Gray Conradina grows about 12 inches tall and makes a neat, rounded, spreading clump. The leaves are olive green with a grayish underside. They resemble those of a very fine and lax or soft rosemary, and are very fragrant when brushed. Flowers which look like 1/2 inch pale lavender snapdragons, occur primarily in spring and fall, and intermittently in the summer. Gray Conradina is quite attractive and would be very useful as a border plant or for texture in the garden. They require perfect drainage, full-to-mostly sun, and fairly dry conditions. Good companions include Butterfly Weed, the Echinaceas, Beard-tongue, and Firepink.

 

Characteristics

Container plant

Roof Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Difficult or tricky to grow

Evergreen

Evergreen

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial,

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Soil Condition

Average, Sandy,

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry,

Size

full quart

Height

12 to 24, less than 12,

 

 

Flower Color

Lavender,

Bloom Time

Late spring, Early fall,

Typical Height

12in

Spread

15in

Zones

7, 8, 9 6,

 

 

 

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