General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small herbaceous wildflower.
About 8-12 inches in height with a basal rosette. Taller than broad when in flower.
Monroe County Keys north to Breward County and west to Texas; West Indies, Mexico and Central America. Rare in the Monroe County Keys.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Wet to moist, periodically inundated freshwater or brackish soils.
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
White or white tinged with pink.
All year; peak in spring.