General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries. Available at Indian Trails Native Nursery
in Lake Worth (561-641-9488).
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
About 1-3 feet in height. Taller than broad.
Monroe County Keys north to Indian River and Charlotte counties; Bahamas. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Pinelands and marl prairies.
Seasonally wet to moist, well-drained to moderately 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.
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Can be grown from seed and division.