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PlantFiles: Rosy Camphorweed
Pluchea rosea

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pluchea (PLOO-sha) (Info)
Species: rosea (RO-zee-uh) (Info)

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


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

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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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DannyJoe On Nov 9, 2013, DannyJoe from York, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Strong scent and interesting appearance.
Does not form its fluffy seed head till late in season, so should be easy to control.
Also has medicinal potential with pharmaceutical research being done.

Please see this thread for distinction from Pluchea odorata:

Conclusion (from thread):
If I look at the best -- comparable -- color pics from the USDA.
And allow for variations in growing conditions and maturity.

Pluchea odorata
Pluchea rosea

I think I would have to call it ...
Pluchea rosea


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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
York, South Carolina
Santa Fe, Texas

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