|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Aroma, Fragrance, Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen shrub|
|Availability:||FNPS plant sales|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
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:||Loam, Sand|
|Soil pH:||Neutral to calcareous|
Pollinated by bees.
|Native Habitats:||Hammocks, near limestone.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Multi-stemmed. A single stem is a curiosity. A large multi-stemmed plant is a long-blooming wonder.
Despite the common name, this species has sweet-smelling flowers.
The range of this species extends from central Texas east and north into southern New England. It is represented in Florida by a few isolated occurrences in northwest Florida.