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•Status in Florida: Native

•Size at Maturity: Typically grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide.

•Phenology: Perennial herb with opposite, lance-shaped leaves and small, purple, tubular flowers in terminal clusters.

•Life Cycle: Perennial

•Bloom Season: Spring to fall

•Deciduous, Dioecious, Evergreen: Evergreen

•Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

•Soil Texture: Well-drained sandy or loamy soils

•Soil pH: Tolerant of a wide range, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0)

•Moisture Requirements: Prefers moderately moist soil, but can tolerate drought once established

•Tolerance to Salt Spray: Low tolerance

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Butterfly gardens, pollinator gardens, native plant gardens, mass plantings, ground cover

•Maintenance Tips: Low maintenance; prune as needed to maintain shape and remove dead foliage

•Considerations: May self-seed and spread in favorable conditions, may require occasional thinning

•Deer and/or Rabbit Resistance: Moderately resistant; typically not preferred by deer or rabbits

•Edible: Not typically consumed

•Medicinal Uses: No significant medicinal uses

•Toxicity to Pets: Not known to be toxic to pets

•Florida Native Companion Plant: Coreopsis spp., Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

•Wildlife Benefit: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies; provides habitat and food for various insects

•Caterpillar Host Plant: Common buckeye

Upland Twinflower - Dyschoriste oblongifolia


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