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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
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|Size:||1 to 6 ft tall by 1 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Winter dormant. Blooms in fall.|
|Habitats:||Dry-moist sites. Flatwoods, secondary pinelands, sandhill.|
|Recommended Uses:||Typically grown in the background of a wildflower garden as its tall flower stalks are only visible in fall. The remainder of the year is looks like a moderate-sized grass.|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|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|
Larval host for "grass skippers" including swarthy skipper (Nastra lherminier), Delaware skipper (Anatrytone arogos), Eufala skipper (Lerodea eufala) and twin spot Skipper (Oligoria maculate).