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Honeycup (Zenobia pulverulenta)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Zenobia pulverulenta
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
full sun
Plant Soil Type: 
average to moist
Plant Moisture Requirements: 

Zenobia pulverulenta is the sole species in the genus Zenobia. Its common name honeycup comes from the fact that the flowers, which appear in the spring, are quite fragrant. The foliage has a bluish appearance and beautiful fall color.