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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
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Swamp Leather Flower
|Size:||typically 4-6 ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Winter dormant, long bloom period (spring-fall)|
|Habitats:||Riverine swamps, wet hammocks. This species can be seen near the boardwalks at Flint Creek and Sargeant Parks in Hillsborough County.|
|Recommended Uses:||Grow on a trellis or fence.|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil/Substrate:||Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Larval host for mournful thyris (Thyris sepulchralis).
Attracts bees and butterflies.