General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.
Typically 1-2 feet in height, more when in flower. About as broad as tall.
Endemic to Florida from Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north to Brevard, Osceola, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties; disjunct in Duval and Bradford counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Marshes and marl prairies.
Wet to moist, seasonally inundated calcareous or 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.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Globose fleshy capsule.
Can be grown from seed and divisions.
Luber grasshoppers chew the leaves.