General Landscape Uses:
An excellent groundcover for water gardens and along pond and lake margins.
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
About 2-3 feet in height. Forming small clumps about as broad as tall.
Southeastern United States north to Missouri, west to Texas and south to Palm Beach, Glades and Collier counties. In Palm Beach and Martin counties, native to the Dupuis Reserve and J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Swamps, marshes and wet prairies.
Wet to moist, poorly-drained to moderately well-drained organic soils.
High; requires rich organic soils for optimal growth.
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.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food for birds.
Can be grown from seed or divisions.
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday