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|Size:||2-4 (10) ft tall by 1-3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant or background plant in moist informal garden. This is a mid-sized bunching grass until the flower stalk shoots up in the fall. Then it sports a tall silvery plume that gradually turns to light brown.|
|Considerations:||The flower stalks need to be removed once no longer showy.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|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:||Organic material (muck), Sand|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
Birds will eat the seeds. Provides cover.
Host plant for the Clouded Skipper butterfly.
|Native Habitats:||Flatwoods, marshes, coastal swales, cypress ponds, lake shores, cutthroat seep.|
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