General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also dry wildflower gardens.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
A relatively common understory element of scrub.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Typically 12-18 inches in height. Taller than broad, but stems often falling over and forming open mats.
Southeastern United States south to Broward and Collier counties. Presumed extirpated in Broward County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Dry, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
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.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Can be grown from seed.
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday