General Landscape Uses:
Accent groundcover in coastal areas.
Medium herbaceous grass, first clumping then spreading from rhizomes.
Typically 2-3 feet in height; to 4 feet when in flower. Ultimately spreading and forming large, open or dense patches.
Widespread in North America south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, Mexico and Central America.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Coastal marshes and beach dunes.
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained to poorly-drained brackish or saline soils, with or without organic or humusy top layer.
Low to moderate; it can grow in nutrient poor soils or soils with some organic content.
Salt Water Tolerance:
High; tolerates flooding by salt water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Frontline; grows in direct salt wind but away from constant salt spray.
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Spring-fall; peak summer-fall.
Inconspicuous light brown caryopsis.
Can be grown from seed and division.