General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
An uncommon understory herb of hammocks and pinelands.
Grown by a few native plant nurseries in south and central Florida.
Medium to large wildflower.
Typically 1-3 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.
Southeastern Georgia south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Hammocks and pinelands.
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, with or without humusy top layer.
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low to moderate; may tolerate some brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Full sun to light shade.
Can be grown from seed.