General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens in wet to moist areas.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Medium herbaceous wildflower with grass-like leaves.
About 2-3 feet in height when in flower. Taller than broad.
Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north to Brevard, Orange and Citrus counties; disjunct in Flagler County; West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and Africa.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Swamps, marshes and open disturbed sites.
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained to poorly-drained sandy, organic or calcareous 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; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Full sun to light shade.
Capsule containing numerous minute seeds.