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Callisia micrantha (Torr.) D.R. Hunt
Cherisse, Littleflower roseling
USDA Symbol: CAMI25
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Retention: Evergreen Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf Venation: Parallel Leaf Margin: Entire Size Notes:
2 to 6 inches high Leaf:
Bright green Flower:
Flowers half inch wide
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Color ranges from vivid pink to fuchsia. Flowers open in morning and close with the heat of the day.
TX Native Distribution:
Coastal southern Texas Native Habitat:
Shaded woods USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Well-drained sandy, sandy loam, medium loam, clay loam, and clay.
Conditions Comments: Needs at least two hours of sun a day.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Perennial
shade groundcover for south Texas with attractive blooms Conspicuous Flowers:
PropagationPropagation Material: Root Division , Seeds
Maintenance: Water for a solid cover.
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Record Modified: 2009-02-23
Research By: TWC Staff