General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and butterfly gardens.
Native plant nurseries. Available in Groveland at Green Isle Gardens
(321-436-4932) and in Largo at Wilcox Nursery and Landscape
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
About 2-3 inches in height; to 3 feet when in flower. Usually taller than broad, but falling over and forming open patches.
Southeastern United States south to the Monroe County Keys, where known only from Big Pine Key.
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, 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.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for butterflies. Attracts native bees and other beneficial insects. Valuable source of insects for birds.
Can be grown from seed.