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Houstonia procumbens

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Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Houstonia (hoos-TOH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: procumbens (pro-KUM-benz) (Info)

Synonym:Hedyotis procumbens
Synonym:Houstonia rotundifolia
Synonym:Hedyotis procumbens var. hirsuta

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Category:
Groundcovers
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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

Foliage:
Evergreen
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Jun 26, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This diminutive white flowered ground cover does well in open sandy soils of Florida. It is related to Bluets found farther north. Always dainty and charming, they certainly fit the common name of Fairy Footprints. Dr. Richard Wunderlin of Univ. of South Florida prefers the genus Hedyotis.

Regional...

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

Bartow, Florida
Trenton, Florida



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