The numerous large (1") lavender flowers that bloom from June through September are thought by some to resemble a monkey's face (?!), smooth leaves 2-4 inch long on sharply 4-angled stems, found in low woods, marshes, stream margins, & wet ditches, food plant for Common Buckeye Butterfly caterpillars (Junonia coenia), spreads by rhizomes & seed, good rain garden plant.
Native Range: MA, s. ON, NY & s. MI, across to e. NB, south to n. FL & e. TX. Rare in CT, IA, MA, MI & NY
Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 6 weeks, tiny seed, surface sow
*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.Review or Finalize Your Order