Great heads of rose-purple flowers from July through September, large leaves (up to 9 inch long) are arranged in whorls up the sturdy purple-ish spotted stems (hence the name!), very adaptable, tolerates irregular to seasonal inundation, attracts butterflies & pollinators, caterpillar host, salt & clay tolerant, good rain garden plant.
4-6 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b
Native Range: Labrador to BC, south to the GA mountains & ne AZ
Germination - Easy: Cold Stratify 8 weeks. Surface sow or cover seed lightly.
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