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|Size:||4 ft tall by 0.5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Winter dormant. Blooms in spring.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Moist wildflower garden. As it is tall and thin, it's best planted as a group toward the rear of other plants.|
Seed. If you manage to establish a patch, potentially vegetatively through division of the bulbs. This species is rarely, if ever, cultivated and its specific propagation requirements are not well known.
It has a reputation for being difficult to grow.
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
|Soil pH:||Likely acidic|
Pollinated by bumblebees and beeflies.
|Native Habitats:||Open seepage areas, flatwoods, moist ditches.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures