Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-4 ft Width: 1-3 ft
Flower Color: red
Noted for: Showy flowers
Recommended Uses: Wildflower gardens. Hammock restoration.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)
Ants feed on the flower nectar (per Institute for Regional Conservation).
Native Habitats: Edges of rockland hammocks.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: Predominantly grown as a curiosity in the Florida Keys.