General Landscape Uses:
Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Floating aquatic wildflower
N/A; floating aquatic.
Texas and Louisiana and in peninsular Florida from Levy county south to Hendry and Collier counties and scattered elsewhere; northern Bahamas and Mexico.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes from South Florida north to southern Brevard, Osceola, Polk, and Pasco counties.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations from the Monroe County Keys north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Sloughs, marshes and swamps.
Wet, poorly-drained organic soils.
High; requires rich organic soils for optimal growth.
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.
Full sun to light shade.
Blue or pale violet.