General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also moist to wet wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Small to medium wildflower.
Basal rosette about 3-6 inches in height; to 3 feet when in flower. About as wide as tall except when in flower.
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland. Not documented but presumed extirpated in Broward County. Also very rare in the northwestern peninsula and eastern Panhandle.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Moist pinelands and prairies.
Moist to wet, seasonally inundated calcareous or sandy soils, without humusy top layer.
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.
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Can be grown from seed.
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday