Large, iridescent, red-violet, flat-topped flower heads on top of tall, strong stalks from mid-summer to fall give a rich display of color. An attractive plant from head to toe, not a “weed.” Sizable plant for the back of beds and rain gardens. Dark-green, lance-shaped leaves.
Great with the strong yellow blooms of goldenrod, cup plant and others that bloom during the same season.
Culture Grows well in almost any soil, preferring moist and wet areas, but will survive long periods of drought. Can be pinched-back in June to reduce the flowering height.
Native Environment: Prairie
Height: 3 to 4 feet
Spread: 24 to 36 inches
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June)/Late (July - frost)
Soil Moisture: Moderate/High
Wildlife Benefit: Butterfly Nectar
Animal Resistance: Deer Resistant/Rabbit Resistant
Nature Attracting: Butterfly/Beneficial Insects