Palafoxia integrifolia

Many-wings, Coastalplain Palafox

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

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.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
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

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
  

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
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:

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.