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False Rosemary Conradina canescens

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Conradina brevifolia
Phonetic Spelling
kon-rah-DEE-nah kan-ESS-senz
Description

Wild Rosemary is an evergreen woody shrub in the mint family with aromatic needle-like leaves.  In the spring it is covered in small lavender flowers that support pollinators.  It is perfect for garden walls or containers.  

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#evergreen#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#container plant#native shrub#specialized bees#NC native#lavender flowers#pollinator plant#evergreen shrub#gray-green leaves#nectar plant spring#NC Native Pollinator Plant#garden walls#dry soils tolerant#pollinators
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#evergreen#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#container plant#native shrub#specialized bees#NC native#lavender flowers#pollinator plant#evergreen shrub#gray-green leaves#nectar plant spring#NC Native Pollinator Plant#garden walls#dry soils tolerant#pollinators
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Conradina
    Species:
    canescens
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern U.S.A
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant supports native bees and pollinators.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Dry
    Very Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Flower Description:
    Lavender 2 lipped flowers form in the axils. Lower lip has dark spots.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Rock Wall
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Garden for the Blind
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil