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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B
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Slenderleaf Obedient Plant
|Size:||To 3 ft tall. Clonal forming patches.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Flower Color:||Pink, purple|
|Fruit Color:||Brown (not showy)|
|Phenology:||Winter dormant, blooms late spring to summer|
|Habitats:||Wet prairie, wet savannas, pond edges.|
|Recommended Uses:||Water gardens and pond edges. Moist wildflower gardens.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|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|
Humminbirds are attracted to the nectar.
Generally pollinated by bumblebees. Other long tongued bees, hummingbirds and the occasional butterfly sip nectar from the flowers (New Moon Nursery).