This is a dry prairie plant that grows to be between 2 and 4 feet high. It has an attractive flower that blooms for six weeks. The flower is a reddish-purple with an orange center disk. It establishes itself quickly and is a good seeder, so care should be taken because it is fairly aggressive.
Butterflies and bees will nectar at its blossoms and American goldfinches will eat its seeds in the winter.
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Last updated: March 5, 2018