Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
A somewhat rare understory wildflower in pinelands and prairies.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in central Florida.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Typically 6-18 inches in height. Taller than broad.
Endemic to peninsular Florida from Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north to Flagler, Marion and Levy counties.
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
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.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Lavender and pink.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food for birds.
Can be grown from seed.
Roger L. Hammer
Frank Ridgley Flowering at Miami Metrozoo following prescribed fire, December, 2012
Gann, G.D., M.E. Abdo, J.W. Gann, G.D. Gann, Sr., S.W.
Woodmansee, K.A. Bradley, E. Grahl and K.N. Hines. 2005-2016. Natives For Your Neighborhood. http://www.regionalconservation.org.
The Institute for Regional Conservation. Delray Beach, Florida USA.