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Cottonweed
Froelichia floridana

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Froelichia (fro-LIK-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: floridana (flor-ih-DAY-na) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Arlington, Texas

College Station, Texas

Paige, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 30, 2006, CSinTexas from College Station, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I also see a common name of Snake-Cotton in " Wildflowers of Texas". It also says it is a major cause of Hay Fever.

Soil is sandy neutral to slightly acidic

Positive

On Feb 16, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant is useful for holding down the loose white sand. It is lovely to drive along the highway and come upon a roadside covered with them in full bloom. They are graceful, and certainly an asset to the landscape. No, I don't grow them in my yard.