Zamia pumila var. umbrosa

Wide-leaf Coontie

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Item #: 6267

Zones: 8a to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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

(syn: Z. umbrosa). This species, subspecies, or whatever your favorite taxonomist calls it, is the wide-leaf form of Z. pumila (floridana) that inhabits the northeastern quadrant of Florida. In the wild, they grow under oaks in very sandy, occasionally flooded soils. The evergreen, 18" tall x 3' wide clumps of thick, glossy, green fern-shaped leaves are adorned with bright brown phallic shaped cones when the clump matures . Gardeners north of Zone 8 should consider these experimental for protected microclimates only.