- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
- Full sun to part shade
- Dry to medium
Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. This is an adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however prompt removal of spent flowers improves general appearance.
Size and growth:
- 1.5 to 2.0 feet
- 1.0 to 1.5 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- June - September
- Magenta purple with orange-brown center
Showy flowers, Butterflies, and Purple
Border fronts, cottage gardens, wildflower meadows or part shade areas of open woodland gardens.
No serious insect or disease problems. Japanese beetle, powdery mildew and fungal leaf spots are occasional problems.