General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and rock gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Small wildflower with narrow blue-green leaves.
About 1-4 inches in height. Spreading and forming small patches broader than tall.
Monroe County Keys north to Martin, Glades and Sarasota counties, then disjunct to Brevard, Polk and Hillsborough counties, where very rare; West Indies.
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.
Pinelands and dry disturbed sites.
Moist, well-drained sandy or 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.
All year; peak summer-fall.
Can be grown from seed.
It can be a little weedy. The leaves have a lemonlike smell when crushed.