|Photo by Stacey Matrazzo|
Hardiness: North, Central and South Florida (Zones 8–11) in mesic pine flatwoods and wet prairies, and along the margins of freshwater marshes.
Soil: Damp to wet rich soil
Exposure: Full sun
Growth habit: 1–3 feet tall
Garden tips: Marsh-pink is not widely cultivated as it does not tolerate root disturbance. It does, however, produce an abundance of seeds that are easily sown. Learn more in A Gardener’s Guide to Florida Native Plants (Rufino Osorio, University Press of Florida — Purchase online: www.FlaWildflowers.org/learn.php.)
To see where marsh-pink occurs naturally, visit http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2356.