General Landscape Uses:
Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.
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Large herbaceous grass.
About 3-4 feet in height; to 6 feet when in flower. About as broad as tall.
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to Big Pine Key.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Marshes, mostly inland, rarely coastal.
Wet to moist, poorly-drained to moderately well-drained sandy or calcareous 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:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
Moderate to low; requires moist to wet soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Full sun to light shade.
Can be grown from seed and division.