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Saltmarsh-rosemary, Carolina sealavender
Limonium carolinianum
Plumbaginaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small to medium herb.
Dimensions:
2-4 inches; to 2 feet when in flower. Taller than broad when in flower.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Eastern and southern North America west along the coasts to Texas and south along the coasts to the Monroe County Keys; northeastern Mexico.
Habitats:
Tidal marshes and tidal swamps.
Soils:
Wet to moist, poorly-drained to occasionally inundated brackish soils.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun to light shade.
Flower Color:
Lavender with a white throat.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy small flowers in tall, open panicles.
Flowering Season:
Spring-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Comments:
The flowering panicles are dried for ornament and in the belief they repel moths.


 


Shirley Denton