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|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Flower Color:||Purple, lavender|
|Phenology:||Winter dormant, blooms in spring|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Wildflower garden, formal garden|
|Considerations:||foliage and seeds have toxic properties, primarily due to the lupine alkaloids|
|Propagation:||Seed, they may need to be stratified. Division of rhizomes.|
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:||-|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||-|
|Soil or other substrate:||-|
|Native Habitats:||Open, sandy woods. Adapted to fire.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
It can be difficult to maintain habitat for this plant. Keeping the competition down seems to be critical (mow, burn, etc.).
We know of no Florida nursery carrying this.