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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 6-18 inches (10 cm - .5 m)
Plant Spread: 3 feet (1 m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: very small nutlets
Fruiting Time: Year Round
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Other Beneficial Insects
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Common names
  • Polynesian Heliotrope
  • Hinahina
  • Pacific Heliotrope

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Location: Keahole Coast, Kona, Hawai'i Island
Date: 3, 2014
Plant in beach strand.
Location: Keahole Coast, Kona, Hawai'i Island
Date: 3, 2014
Plant in beach strand.
Location: Keahole Coast, Kona, Hawai'i Island.
Date: 3, 2014
Plant in beach strand.
Location: Keahole Coast, Kona, Hawai'i Island
Date: 3, 2014
Plant in beach strand.
Comments:
  • Posted by Metrosideros (Puna, HI - Zone 10b) on Mar 17, 2015 9:04 PM concerning plant:
    A beautiful and fragrant coastal plant in Hawai'i which is losing ground to development and alien species.

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