Dyschoriste oblongifolia

Twinflower, Oblongleaf Twinflower

Acanthaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Lavender
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Groundcover.
Considerations:While tolerant of dry soils, extended extremely dry periods are incompatible with keeping it as a landscape plant.
Propagation:Seed and divisions.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- 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:Sand
Soil pH:Acid to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
  

 Larval host plant for common buckeye (Junonia coenia) butterflies

Attracts many pollinators, especially bees.

Native Habitats:Sandhill, flatwoods, upland mixed forest.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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