A dainty little annual with attractive tube-shaped purple flowers from July-September. Seed heads are rounded and reddish, and split to reveal flat green seeds. Leaves, stems, and flowers are all covered densely with glandular hairs which make the species quite sticky to handle. Tolerates drought, and does well in container, meadow, and butterfly garden plantings. Quite attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Although small insects (such as gnats) may get caught in the sticky hairs along the stem, there does not seem to be evidence that this species has carnivorous traits.
1-1.5 foot Tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 5b-8a
Native Range: NY south to GA, west to TX, and north to NE. Native to Canada in ON
Germination - Very Easy: No treatment.
Blue Waxweed Seed Packet $4.00 (Temporarily Sold Out*)
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