General Landscape Uses:
Primarly recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Medium herbaceous shrub-like wildflower.
Typically 1-3 feet in height. Is usually as broad as tall.
Widespread in eastern North America south to northeastern Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Pinelands and open disturbed sites.
Moist to wet, moderately 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.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Can be grown from seed.
A very attractive wildflower.