General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and rock gardens.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
It can be used as one of many understory herbs in pine rocklands.
Grown by enthusiasts.
3-6 inches; to 1 foot when in flower
Miami-Dade County; West Indies and Central America. In Miami-Dade County, native to the Miami Rock Ridge south of the Miami River.
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.
Can be grown from seed.
It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.