General Landscape Uses:
Recommended only for controlled ecological restoration projects.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
The gene pool of this species has been contaminted through hybridization with the exotic Lantana camara
. Pure populations could theoretically be restored on barrier islands within its historical range.
Occasionally grown by botanical gardens and enthusiasts.
East Coast of peninsular Florida south to Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without injury.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for butterflies and moths; provides food for birds.
Can be grown from seed, but these may be genetically contaminated.