If there were a Best in Show competition for native wildflowers, this one would take the cake for character. Considerable deep-green toothed and lance-shaped leaves whorl in sets of five around sturdy unbranched bewhiskered purple-spotted stems. Whimsical flat-topped terminal flower clusters with feathery lavender-rose disc florets dance on top.
Blooms take the stage in mid-July and perform well into August, attracting a plethora of pollinators. Blossoms mature into soft tawny seed clusters that add unique interest to the winter landscape. Readily spreads from seed and underground rhizomes, so plant it thoughtfully if you are working in a small space.
Prefers full sun and rich moist soils. Native to eastern North America. Z4. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
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When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be planted or potted up soon, wet the roots. If you do not plant or pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.
Pot up rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers. Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.