PlantsHoustonia→Southern bluet (Houstonia micrantha)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
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)
Plant Height: 6 - 8 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: Small capsules with numerous tiny seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Soak in warm water before sowing.
Depth to plant seed: Sow just below the soil surface.
Propagation: Other methods: Division


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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2012-02-16
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Southern bluet (Houstonia micrantha); Carpet of white flowers E.Texas by dave Feb 16, 2012 8:47 PM 5

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