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Chapman's Blazing-star, Chapman's Gayfeather
|Size:||2-4 ft tall by narrow spike ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Flower Color:||Rose, purple|
|Phenology:||Winter dormant. Perennial sprouting back from corms. Blooms summer-fall with the peak being in September-October.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Wildflower garden.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very 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|
Attracts butterflies and bees.
Leafcutting bees from the family Megachilidae have been observed visiting the flowers at the Archbold Biological Station.
|Native Habitats:||Fatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, scrub, dunes, beach strands, sand ridges, fields and roadsides, sandhill. Pyrophytic.|
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