Butterfly Sage (Varronia globosa)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Varronia globosa Accepted
Cordia globosa var. humilis Synonym
Cordia bullata var. globosa Synonym
Cordia serratifolia Synonym
Cordia globosa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 - 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Small red berries.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees

Comments:
Posted by BlueOddish (South Jordan, Utah, USA - Zone 7a) on Oct 2, 2018 8:20 PM

The common name for this plant in Brazil is "Maria-Preta".

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