Rings of blue-violet tubular 1/4 inch flowers advance up the many densely flowering spikes of the candelabra-like flower heads from June through October, lance-shaped toothed leaves up to 6 inch long, stout stemmed, attracts butterflies, great for native and honey bees, larval host for Common Buckeye Butterfly (Junonia coenia), good cut flower, rain garden plant, songbirds like the seeds, a short lived perennial so let it seed in.
2-5 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b
Native Range: NS to BC, south to n. FL and AZ
Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks
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