Palafoxia feayi

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Feay's Palafox

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:4-5 tall by 2-3 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
Phenology:Deciduous. Blooms in late July-December.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Since this gets tall, plant it at the rear of a wildflower garden. Blooms in mid-fall with blooms concentrated at the tops of the stems.
Propagation:Said to be easy to grow from seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
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
Soil pH:Acidic to circum-neutral



Attracts  butterflies and moths 

Types of  bees that have been observed visiting the flowers at the Archbold Biological Station (Deyrup and Deyrup 2015) include honey bees, bumble bees.plasterer bees, sweat bees, leafcutting bees, spider wasps, thread-waisted wasps, and vispid wasps.

Native Habitats:Scrub and scrubby flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:

Endemic to the Florida peninsula.