• Plant Type: Perennial
• Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial
• Soils: sandy, clay, loamy
• Bloom Time: Blue flowers in May-June
• Size: 2-3ft tall with 2-3ft spread
Native to southern states and according to GoBotany.NativePlantTrust.org it is found in New England due to garden introduction. A good choice for containers, butterfly gardens, rain garden or naturalized garden. Prefers moist garden conditions, however once established it is drought tolerant. Slow grower, low care. Unpalatable to deer.
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), False Indigo (Baptisia australis), Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
• Attracts hummingbirds, carpenter bees, hummingbird moths, and butterflies like mourning cloak.
• Larval host for coral hairstreak butterfly.
Naturally occurs meadows, fields, shores of rivers or lakes.