Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm) 12-18 in. (30-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Spacing: 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
On Jun 13, 2011, sueroderus from Bluffton, SC wrote:
I am always looking to add native plants and this one does have a lovely lavender flower. It would be great in a wildflower garden, but not having that, I have found the plant to seed too freely in my zone 8b garden. Even the very young seedlings are very difficult to pull out and I am still finding them 3 years after taking out the original plant.
This is one of my favorite plants for southeast Texas gardens. First: There are two types : one grows to about a foot and then branches & makes flowers - not desirable; and the other begins branching from the first node out of the ground so it ends up looking like a little Christmas tree with flowers. A friend and I planted one in her front yard and it spread, but not obnoxiously. Now it grows from full Texas sun to dappled shade and blooms beautifully in all situations. It's lavender flowers provide a sort of unifying theme to the garden. We love it.
On Jan 9, 2003, ButterflyGardnr from Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
This is a wonderful little native plant that is useful as a border plant. It will reseed itself everywhere and is very drought tolerant. It will withstand mowing in the yard if you allow it to naturalize in the lawn. It blooms from early spring through late summer and into early fall in central Florida. The flowers usually last only one day and are easily blown off by strong winds, but the flowers are abundant.
Grows well in containers in bright shade. Needs to be brought indoors during the winter months and placed in a window with bright light. Does not need to be kept moist.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Grayson Valley, Alabama Bartow, Florida Chuluota, Florida Fruitville, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Margate, Florida New Port Richey, Florida North De Land, Florida Pembroke Pines, Florida Taylorsville, Kentucky Raleigh, North Carolina Selma, North Carolina Conway, South Carolina Okatie, South Carolina Pickens, South Carolina Seabrook, South Carolina Bedford, Texas Houston, Texas Shepherd, Texas