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Christia vespertilionis

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Christia
Species: vespertilionis

Synonym:Christia vespertilionis var. vespertilionis
Synonym:Hedysarum vespertilionis
Synonym:Lourea vespertilionis

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Category:
Perennials

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

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
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 Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

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

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

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

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Regional...

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

Delray Beach, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2 reports)
Hollywood, Florida
Key Largo, Florida
Miami, Florida
Wauchula, Florida



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