General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Basal rosette 3-6 inches in height; to 3 feet when in flower. About as broad as tall except when in flower.
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties. Perhaps never present or extirpated in Broward County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Wet pinelands, marshes and seepage slopes.
Moist, well-drained to moderately well-drained sandy soils, without humusy top layer.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish 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.
Can be grown from seed.
Miami-Dade County Landscape Manual (2005)