General Landscape Uses:
Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.
Native plant nurseries.
Floating aquatic wildflower.
N/A; floating aquatic.
Widespread in North America south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; West Indies and Central America. Not documented on barrier islands in South Florida, but possibly historically present; it grows well at Pan’s Garden
in Palm Beach.
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.
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.
Roots in 1-6 foot deep water.
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday