vanilla-plant, deer's tongue, Florida paintbrush
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 4 ft
Flower Color: purple,lavender
Fruit Color: white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers
Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden or meadow..
Propagation: Seed. Mature specimens will add "pups" next to the main rosette, so over time individuals will slowly spread in the landscape.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Attracts many butterflies and other pollinators.
Native Habitats: Hydric to mesic pine flatwoods, cutthroat seeps, sandhills, flatwoods, bogs, pond margins.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: