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Zigzag Silk-grass, Zigzag Silkgrass
Also known as Chrysopsis flexuosa, Heterotheca flexuosa
|Size:||1.5 to 1.75 ft.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms August-October.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Wildflower meadow. Foliage can be attractive year-round as it is silvery-gray green. Also suitable for naturalizing assuming plenty of light and minimal competition. The plants will spread locally.|
|Considerations:||Can cut back after flowering to keep it neat.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Unknown|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Attracts bees and butterflies.
|Native Habitats:||Sandhills and dry disturbed areas.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Minimize competition especially if it is over-topping the Pityopsis.
Endemic to the Florida Panhandle in a 6-county area near Tallahassee.
Listed as Endagered by the FDACS.