General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Medium herbaceous clumping grass.
Typically 1-2 feet in height; to 3 feet when in flower. As broad as tall, except when flowering.
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes from South Florida north to southern Brevard, Osceola, Polk, and Pasco counties.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations from the Monroe County Keys north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate 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.
Showy when at peak.
Can be grown from seed and division.
A Gardner's Guide to Florida's Native Plants
Great attractive grass