Silkgrass blooms later than most Florida wildflowers. Although blooms are sometimes seen in October (especially in north Florida), plants in central and south Florida bloom most profusely in November and into early December.
Maintenance: For neatness, cut back just before new leaves emerge, in February.
Form: flower Life Span: short-lived perennial Size: Height: 2-3 ft Width: 1-5 ft Flower Color: yellow Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. Foliage can be attractive year-round as silvery-gray green. Also suitable for naturalizing. The foliage will spread into a small mat which can be used to some extent as a groundcover. Considerations: Cut back after flowering to keep it neat. Propagation: Seed, division. Soil or other substrate: Sand