Hardiness: 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) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
On May 24, 2010, Peedeer from Melbourne Beach, FL wrote:
Short lived nice yellow flowers. This plant is constantly visited by sulphur butterflies. It Grows well nearby the beach in sandy alkaline soils, and is fairly drought tolerant. The seeds grow easily if sown from the dried pod formed post flower. The foliage clinches together at times, which is interesting.
On Sep 4, 2005, trois from Santa Fe, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:
We have had this plant for several years. It has spread somewhat, but is not a problem. Here it blooms mid spring until winter. It is a lush and pleasant plant. In our sheltered area it is about 15 feet high, and has wound around a tree for support without choking the tree.
On Oct 11, 2001, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
This Florida native plant is short lived and short in stature but fast growing and tolerates frost and mild freezes well. Blooming from late Summer until late Spring, it’s a nice addition to a butterfly garden. It is a larval food and nectar plant for sulphur butterflies. The numerous seeds sprout readily. This is also a good choice for a fast growing temporary screen.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Belleair Bluffs, Florida Campbell, Florida Conway, Florida Cypress Lake, Florida Deltona, Florida Ellenton, Florida Fruitville, Florida Melbourne Beach, Florida Melrose Park, Florida Miami, Florida New Port Richey, Florida North Andrews Gardens, Florida Oldsmar, Florida Pembroke Pines, Florida Pensacola, Florida (2 reports) Samoset, Florida Tildenville, Florida Wauchula, Florida Santa Fe, Texas