Large heads of tubular, double-lipped purplish blue flowers bloom mid to late summer. The lower lip has a showy white center and is divided into three lobes, the upper lip is a ‘hood’. Held on top of large, square stemmed flower stalks. Leaves are toothed and about six inches long, covered with fine hairs.
Culture: Grows naturally in rocky, open woods, so prefers a partially shaded, well drained situation.
Native Environment: Savanna, Woodland
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Spread: 1.5 to 2 feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
USDA Symbol: SCIN
Sun Exposure: Full sun to Part Shade
Bloom Color: Purple, Blue, Violet
Bloom Time: July to September
Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist
Water Use: Low/Medium
Nature Attracting: Hummingbirds, Native Bees, Native Bumble Bees
Special Usage: Rain Gardens, Rainscaping
Soil Description: rich, acid soils and sands; dry to moist
Tolerate: Drought, Clay Soil, Dry Soil