General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and rock gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Small to medium herbaceous wildflower.
About 6-12 inches in height; to 18 inches when in flower. Taller than broad.
Monroe County Keys and Miami-Dade counties, and very rare or extirpated in Collier and Polk counties; Bahamas, southern Mexico and Central America (Belize). In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key and nearby islands.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist, well-drained limestone soils, without humus.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term 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.
White bracts with green tips.
Can be grown from seed and divisions.