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PlantFiles: Palafoxia
Palafoxia feayi

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Palafoxia (pal-uh-FOKS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: feayi (FAY-ee) (Info)

Category:
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral MotherNature4 On Dec 21, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Feay's Palafox is endemic to the Florida scrubs and dry pine flatwoods mostly from Marion County south through the state except the southernmost peninsula and the Keys. It is fairly common in these habitats. The leaves are somewhat scabrid or rough to the touch.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida



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