General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet to moist wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Typically 6-12 inches in height. Taller than broad.
Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north and west to Georgia and the Florida 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.
Marshes and wet prairies.
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained sandy or calcareous 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.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday