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Swamp Leather Flower
|Size:||to 6 ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Aroma, Fragrance, Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Grow on a trellis or fence.|
|Considerations:||To remain attractive and not become a mass of past growth, cut it back occasionally. Thin out old stems.|
|Propagation:||Seed (may take several years to sprout), cuttings, division.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|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, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Larval host for mournful thyris (Thyris sepulchralis).
Attracts bees and butterflies.
|Native Habitats:||Riverine swamps, wet hammocks. This species can be seen near the boardwalks at Flint Creek and Sargeant Parks in Hillsborough County.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Poisonous to humans.|