This towering plant, reaching heights of up to 8 feet, has leaves that are lance-shaped and finely toothed. The flower heads each have 13-30 purple flowers and appear in late summer & early fall. Tolerant of acidic & clay soils. An excellent plant to attract butterflies. The rootstock has been used as a bitter tonic to stimulate the appetite & to purify the blood. This Ontario native, not commonly available, makes a bold, welcome addition to the landscape.
Height: 5-8 Feet
Blooms: August to September
Bloom Colour: Purple
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Wet to Moist, Loam/Organic, Clay & Average Soil
Habitat: Moist Meadows, Wet Open Woods