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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
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|Size:||3-6 (10) ft tall by wide-spreading ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Swamps, marshes, shores of water bodies, common in coastal marsh, glades, cypress prairie.|
|Recommended Uses:||Typically used in wetland restoration. Also useful for planting in brackish settings where an emergent aquatic is desired. Spreads rapidly to cover large areas.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of inundation with brackish water|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
|Soil/Substrate:||Clay, Loam, Organic material (muck), Lime rock, Sand|
Larval host of the Palatka skipper (Euphyes pilatka).