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Skyflower
Hydrolea corymbosa
Hydroleaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet to moist wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
Typically 10-15 inches in height. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland.
Habitats:
Marshes and swamps.
Soils:
Wet to moist, seasonally inundated organic, sandy or calcareous soils, with or without humusy top layer.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun to light shade.
Flower Color:
Blue.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Keith A. Bradley
Sarah Martin, 2015
In habitat, JW Corbett Wildlife Management Area, Loxahatchee, Florida.
Sarah Martin, 2015
In habitat, JW Corbett Wildlife Management Area, Loxahatchee, Florida.