General Landscape Uses:
Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.
Native plant nurseries.
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
About 3-4 feet in height. About as broad as tall.
Widespread in North America south to Broward and Collier counties; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Swamps and marshes.
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.
White and yellow.
Can be grown from seed and division.