General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also an accent or specimen shrub.
Medium to large herbaceous wildflower.
2-4 feet in height.
Eastern and central United States west to Texas and south to Palm Beach and Lee counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Moist, well-drained sandy 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.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides moderate amounts of food and cover for wildlife. Larval host plant for yucca giant skipper (Megathymus yuccae) butterflies.