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|Size:||2-3 ft tall by 1-2 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Wildflower gardens, roadside wildflowers, meadows.|
|Propagation:||Seed. While this is a short-lived perennial, it is usually grown as an annual. Readily self-seeds.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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|
Seeds eaten by small birds such as finches.
Attracts bumble bees, butterflies
Larval host for the silvery checkerspot, found only in extreme north Florida.
|Native Habitats:||Predominantly ruderal. Roadsides and waste places.|
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