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|Size:||1-2 ft tall by spreading ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms in mid-spring.|
|Noted for:||Fall color, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Best used as a wildflower as it has a relatively short lifespan.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
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:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Attracts pollinators. Documented bee species include Augochlorella aurata, A. gratiosa, Augochloropsis anonyma, A. sumptuosa and Coelioxys say (Deyrup et al. 2002).
|Native Habitats:||Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, flatwoods, high pine, 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
|General Comments:||The range includes all of peninsular Florida and the southern parts of Georgia, and Alabama.|