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|Size:||to 8 ft tall by to 6 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms in late spring. Can have red fall color.|
|Noted for:||Fall color, Showy flowers|
Use as a background plant in moist, shady areas. Charming when planted along a stream. Blooms are showy, longlasting.
Has a tendency to produce suckers, so best planted where it can be contained.
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Quality nurseries|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- 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:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
Attracts a wide variety of insect pollinators.
|Native Habitats:||Dome swamps, riverine swamps, seep slopes.|
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
|General Comments:||While occurring naturally in wetlands, this plant makes a good shrub in reasonably moist uplands.|