Bright pink/purple globular flowers (that remind everyone of Scotland) bloom in August & September, exceptionally spiny deeply cut leaves up to 9 inch long, forms a large flat rosette of leaves the first year, seeds dispersed on feathery parachutes, butterfly host plant (Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui), attracts butterflies & native bees, birds love the seeds, Goldfinches famously use the seed "fluff" to line their nests, attracts hummingbirds.
2-8 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9a
Native Range: s. QC & ON, west to ND, south to the GA mountains and e. TX
Germination - Easy: Cold Stratify 6 weeks
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