CONRADINA

FAMILY: Lamiaceae

TYPE
  • Evergreen
  • Shrubs
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
WATER
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Moderate Water

Plant Details

Freely branching shrubs that root from trailing branches to make a small-scale ground cover. To 1112 feet high, spreading to 3 feet or more. Needlelike leaves like those of rosemary (Rosmarinus) have a minty scent. Small flowers in spring or early summer. Thrive in lean, sandy soils.

conradina canescens

  • MS, LS, CS; USDA 7-9.
  • SCRUB ROSEMARY, SANDHILL ROSEMARY.
  • Native to sandy coastal plain pinelands of the southeast.
  • Gray-green foliage; pale lavender flowers.
  • Important provider of habitat for endangered beach mouse.
  • Tolerates drought, salt spray.
  • Not browsed by deer.
  • Gray Ghost has gray leaves.

conradina verticillata

  • US, MS, LS; USDA 6-8.
  • CUMBERLAND ROSEMARY.
  • Native to sandy riverbanks of eastern Tennessee and Kentucky.
  • Dark green foliage; lavender-pink blossoms.
  • Snowflake has pure white flowers.

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