Conradina brevifolia

short-leaved conradina

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-3 ft    Width: 2-3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      lavender
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance


Recommended Uses: Can be used as a medium-level groundcover or border plant.
Propagation: Seed and cuttings.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil pH Range: acidic


wildlife plant  
Attracts many pollinators, especially bees.
Native Habitats: Scrub, scrubby sandhill. In open areas and along cleared roadsides.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

This is a rare species and it should only be acquired from reputable plant nurseries. Some botanists have declared this endemic species to be a synonym for false rosemary (C. canescens), but since the populations are widely separated, we are treating them separately.