snow squarestem, salt & pepper
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-5 ft Width: 2-4 ft
Flower Color: white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers
Recommended Uses: Use in a butterfly garden or informal wildflower garden.
Considerations: Can get rangy and may need pruning. Reseeds, so plant it where that's not a problem.
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: adaptable
Heavily used by butterflies, skippers, bees, and wasps for nectar.
Native Habitats: Edges of upland hardwood forests, hydric hammocks, maritime hammocks, pine flatwoods, pine-oak-hickory woods, calcareous hammocks, coastal hammocks, open areas.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: Although it has square stems and opposite leaves like members of the mint family (Lamiaceae), this is a member of the daisy family, but it has no ray florets that look like petals. All the florets in the flower head are fertile.