Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 40 ft
Flower Color: white
Noted for: Showy flowers
Recommended Uses: Recommended only for use where it can be controlled such as on a trellis or in areas where expansive growth is appropriate.
Considerations: Extremely vigorous, may overtop other plants. Can be planted further north but should be treated as an annual.
Propagation: Seed or layer runners from an existing plant. Nick and soak seed for best germination. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Pollinated by moths.
Native Habitats: Disturbed wetland and lake edges, mangrove fringes.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: