General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and rock gardens.
Native plant nurseries. Available in Groveland at Green Isle Gardens
(321-436-4932) and in Lake Worth at Amelia's SmartyPlants
Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.
About 1-3 feet in height; more when in flower. Usually taller than broad, but sometimes falling over and forming small patches.
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; Bahamas. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Pinelands and prairies.
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone 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:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Can be grown from seed and division.
A species with significant morphological variation; local sources are best used. Good for cut flowers.