Open clusters of large violet flowers with yellow centers at the top of the stems from August to October, drought tolerant, loves sandy soil, somewhat salt tolerant, spreads by short rhizomes to form colonies, attracts butterflies & bees, thrives in dry sunny clearings & open woods.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-8a
Native Range: e MA south along the coastal states (skipping FL) to AL. Rare in CT, NY, PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, & AL
Germination - Easy: Soak for 2-6 hours, then cold stratify 8 weeks
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