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Eclipta prostrata

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eclipta (ee-KLIP-tuh) (Info)
Species: prostrata (prost-RAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Eclipta alba
Synonym:Eclipta erecta
Synonym:Eclipta punctata
Synonym:Verbesina alba
Synonym:Verbesina prostrata

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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

Lutz, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii
Leesburg, Virginia

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