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.
Medium herbaceous clumping grass.
Typically 1-2 feet in height; to 3 feet when in flower. As broad as tall, except when flowering.
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone 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.
Showy when at peak.
Can be grown from seed and division.
Great attractive grass