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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B
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|Size:||6-10 ft tall by 4 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Depressions in pine flatwoods, brackish and freshwater marshes, edges of lakes and ponds, along rivers, swamps, canals, ditches. Commonly in water but may occur in dry floodplains and dry marshes.|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant or background screen for wet places.|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Aquatic ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation|
|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|
Attracts butterflies, bees, beetles, and birds.
- Larval host of Gray Hairstreak, Painted Lady Butterfly, Common Checkered Skipper and Tropical Checkered Skipper butterflies and four moths : Pearly Wood Nymph, Yellow Scallop Moth, Io Moth, and Delightful Bird-Dropping Moths.
- Attracts butterflies and native bees (including the Rose-mallow Bee which is a Hibiscus specialist), beetles, etc.