Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1.5-3 ft Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: white,lavender
Fruit Color: black,NA
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden where it is very showy in late summer/early fall.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic
Attracts pollinators. Birds and other small wildlife consume seeds (in pods). Larval host for southern dogface (Zerene cesonia).
Native Habitats: Dry flatwoods, sandhill, scrub. This species can be seen at the Starkey Wilderness Preserve in Pasco County.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: Three species occur in Florida. Please plant your local variety.