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Many-wings, Coastalplain Palafox
|Size:||3-4 ft tall by 2-4 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms in late summer and fall.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Since this gets tall, plant it at the rear of a wildflower garden. Individual stems are narrow, but older specimens can have multiple stems. Blooms in mid-fall with blooms concentrated at the tops of the stems.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short 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 bees, butterflies and moths.
Said to attract scarab beetles.
|Native Habitats:||Dry or scrubby flatwoods and , coastal hammocks. Common after fire.|
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
Not readily available from nurseries but said to be easy to grow.
Palafoxia feayi is a related species, also beautiful, but harder to row and even less available. It is associated with the scrubs of the central peninsula.