General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and butterfly gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Basal rosette 1-3 inches in height; up to 3 feet when in flower.
Southeastern United States south to Palm Beach and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist to wet, well-drained sandy soils, with or without humusy top layer.
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.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for butterflies.
Can be grown from seed.