General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.
Basal rosette about 2-4 inches in height; to 18 inches when in flower. Broader than tall except when in flower.
Southeastern United States south to northeastern Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
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 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.
Can be grown from seed.