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Nama corymbosum

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Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Nama (NAM-uh) (Info)
Species: corymbosum (kor-rim-BOW-sum) (Info)

Synonym:Hydrolea corymbosa

Category:
Perennials
Ponds and Aquatics

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet

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

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Floridian On Dec 29, 2004, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This herbaceous perennial grows to about 2 feet tall. It has elliptical to lanceolate leaves that are spirally arranged on smooth stems. Its natural habitat is wetlands and roadside ditches of the southeastern United States. Bloom time in Florida is May through November.

Regional...

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

Melrose Park, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Lake Jackson, Texas



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