Sweetly scented clusters of rose-pink flowers bloom in summer. Butterflies find the faint vanilla fragrance irresistible, and monarch larvae feed on the foliage. Grows naturally in swamps and wet meadows but also grows well in the garden.
Grows easily in full sun to light shade and average to moist soil.
Use: Use in perennial borders and along pond and stream banks. Good for butterfly gardens.
Height: 36 to 60 inches
Spread: 24 to 36 inches
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Color: Pink / Rose / White
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
Sun Exposure: Full Sun / Medium Sun/Average Shade
Season of Interest: July to August
Soil Moisture: Moderate / High
Wildlife Benefit: Butterfuly / Moth Host/ Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal Resistance: Deer Resistant / Rabbit Resistant
Nature Attracting: Butterfly / Hummingbird / Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Special Features: Monarch Host Plant / Ornamental Fruits/Pods/Seed Heads
Special Usage: Rain Garden / Fragrant
Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Special Value: Monarch Butterfly / Native Bees / Honey Bees / Bumble Bees