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Image of Phacelia secunda (Flor de la cuncuna). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia secunda

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2550 m. 12 26, 2005

 

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Species:  Phacelia secunda J.F. Gmel.
Family:  Hydrophyllaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Solanales
Chilean Name:  Flor de la cuncuna
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0213
About 9 Phacelia in Chile and 5 in our data base.
About 13 Hydrophyllaceae in Chile and 5 in our data base.

 

1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
White, 5 petals   Blue, 5 petals      Perennial     

Native    Very Frequent

Height: 60 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Phacelia secunda (Flor de la cuncuna). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia secunda

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2550 m. 12 27, 2005

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 5 petals
Blue, 5 petals

Height: 60 cm.

 

Image of Phacelia secunda (Flor de la cuncuna). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia secunda

VII Región, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2500 m. 12 30, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Phacelia secunda (Flor de la cuncuna). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia secunda

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2550 m. 12 26, 2005

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Phacelia secunda (Flor de la cuncuna). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Phacelia secunda

Region Metropolitana, Cajón Maipo, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2500 m. 01 03, 2002

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (12) of Phacelia secunda J.F. Gmel. available here

More species from the same Hydrophyllaceae family in our data base:

Phacelia brachyanta (Cuncuna / Té de burro.)

Phacelia cumingii

Phacelia secunda (Flor de la cuncuna)

Phacelia setigera

Phacelia setigera

 

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