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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
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Carolina Wildpetunia, Wild Petunia
|Size:||1.0 to 2.5 ft tall by .75 to 2.0 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Winter dormant Blooms early spring to late-summer.|
|Habitats:||Dry mesic hammocks, flatwoods, sandhill, disturbed areas.|
|Recommended Uses:||Groundcover along with other low-growing wildflowers.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
Larval host for Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) and White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae) butterflies.
Attracts many pollinators.