vanilla-plant, deer's tongue, Florida paintbrush
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 4 ft
Flower Color: purple,lavender
Fruit Color: white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers
Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden or meadow..
Propagation: Seed. Mature specimens will add "pups" next to the main rosette, so over time individuals will slowly spread in the landscape.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Attracts many butterflies and other pollinators.
Native Habitats: Hydric to mesic pine flatwoods, cutthroat seeps, sandhills, flatwoods, bogs, pond margins.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: