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.
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday