• Plant Type: Perennial
• Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
• Soils: Prefers moist soil, but does well in well-drained garden soil
• Bloom Time: Rose-pink; bloom time is June, July
• Size: 3-4 feet in height; 2 foot spread
One of the most beautiful of native perennials with clusters of upturned pink-purple flowers. Pods contain seeds with silky parachutes that are dispersed by the wind.
Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
• Host plant and highly preferred by the monarch butterfly caterpillar
• Pollinator favorite!
Occurs in sunny openings of freshwater wetlands, stream banks and ditches.