swamp leather flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 6 ft
Flower Color: lavender
Fruit Color: white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, aroma, fragrance, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Grow on a trellis or fence.
Considerations: To remain attractive and not become a mass of past growth, cut it back occasionally. Thin out old stems.
Propagation: Seed (may take several years to sprout), cuttings, division.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Adaptable
Attracts various pollinators. Birds and other small wildlife consume seed. Larval host for mournful thyris (Thyris sepulchralis)
Native Habitats: Riverine swamps, wet hammocks. This species can be seen near the boardwalks at Flint Creek and Sargeant Parks in Hillsborough County.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: