General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Medium to large herbaceous wildflower.
2-3 feet; to 4 feet or more when in flower.
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.
Swamps, marshes, hammocks and wet pine rocklands.
Seasonally wet, well-drained to moderately well-drained sandy soils, with or without humusy or organic top layer.
Moderate to low.
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.
Light to moderate shade.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Attracts native bees and other beneficial insects.
Can be grown from seed.
A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants
See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday