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|Size:||1 to 6 ft tall by 1 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Typically grown in the background of a wildflower garden as its tall flower stalks are only visible in fall. The remainder of the year is looks like a moderate-sized grass.|
|Considerations:||In the landscape will need annual cutting back.|
|Propagation:||Seed, division of clumps. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed, Specialty providers|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- 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|
Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier), Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone arogos), Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala) and Twin Spot Skipper (Oligoria maculate).
Larval host plant for Delaware skipper (Anatrytone logan), dusted skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna) and swarthy skipper (Nastra lherminier) (IRC).
|Native Habitats:||Dry-moist sites. Flatwoods, secondary pinelands, sandhill.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures