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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
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Savannah False Pimpernel
|Size:||About 6 inches tall but grows as a mat that can spread for 5-ft or more.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Flower Color:||Blue-lavender with darker blue-lavender spots.|
|Phenology:||Dies back in winter but grows back rapidly in spring. Blooms much of the year.|
|Habitats:||Wet flatwoods, edges of marshes and swamps, roadside swales.|
|Recommended Uses:||Groundcover in moist places.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- 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:||Organic material (muck), Sand|
Reported to be a host plant for the white peacock butterfly.
Attracts small butterflies and small pollinators.