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Common Greeneyes, Florida Greeneyes
|Size:||1-1.5 ft tall by 1 to 1.5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Small specimen plant or groundcover.|
|Propagation:||Root division, seed. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|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:||Loam, Sand|
|Soil pH:||5.1 - 7.5|
Attracts many different kinds of pollinators - bees, wasps, and butterflies.
|Native Habitats:||Sandhill, dry flatwoods, upland mixed forests, ruderal sites.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Even small plants can have large tap roots that run deep, but are easily transplanted.
Endemic to Florida.