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Slenderleaf Clammyweed
Polanisia tenuifolia

Family: Cleomaceae
Genus: Polanisia (pol-uh-NIS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: tenuifolia (ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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 after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 12, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This pretty annual is native to Florida, Georgia & Alabama. Grows in the sandy soils of the peninsula and the central panhandle. It is a larval food plant to the Checkered White, Florida White, Great Southern White butterflies.