Widely grown as a commercial cut flower, this is selected from one of our native prairie wildflowers. Plants form a low clump of grassy-looking leaves, bearing tall spikes of bright magenta-purple flowers beginning in midsummer.
Very useful in the sunny border, meadow garden or in containers.
Drought tolerant and attractive to butterflies.
Clumps may be easily divided every 3 to 4 years in the spring. Plants may need to be staked.
Hardiness Zone: 2-9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Average to moist
Blooming Time: Mid summer – early fall
Foliage Color: Deep green
Plant Uses: Border, cut flower, container, wildflower
Flowerhead Size: Very large
Height: 30-35 inches
Spread: 12-15 inches
Resistant for: Deer, rabbits
Attracts: Butterflies, hummingbirds