Rhynchospora latifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Giant Whitetop, Sandswamp Whitetop


Also known as Dichromena latifolia

Plant Specifics

Size:1.5-2.5 ft tall by 1.5-2 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Phenology:Fall-winter dormant. Blooms in spring.
Habitats:Savannas, wet prairies.


Recommended Uses:Wetland garden or informal savanna.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- 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:Organic material (muck), Sand



Attracts bees and butterflies