Collinsonia punctata 'Yellow Creek'

Yellow Creek Florida Horsebalm

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Item #: 8912

Zones: 5a to 8b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Collinsonia punctata is another of the little-known Southeast US coastal plain native plants that should be grown in every woodland garden, where it thrives. The 4' x 4' tall deciduous clumps are composed of bold-textured, fuzzy green leaves with a fascinating menthol-like fragrance that works wonders as a deer repellent. Starting in early fall and continuing through October, the branched panicles open at the end of each stalk, laden with hundreds of small yellow flowers. Collinsonia punctata is the most drought tolerant of all species in the genus. Thanks to Reverend Doug Walker for sharing cuttings of his plant from Washington County, Georgia, that we formally introduced in 2023. We've named this strain for both the flower color and to honor the Creek tribe, who occupied the county prior to being displaced during the Civil War.