Lovely pink flowers provide nectar and habitat for monarch butterflies, their caterpillars, and other pollinators. Beauty and sweet scent is an added bonus!
Observe the monarch butterfly lifecycle right in your garden! This heirloom species provides food and habitat for monarch butterflies and is an essential host plant for their caterpillars. In summer, pink to purplish or white flowers are followed by decorative seedpods that are beautiful in dried arrangements. Robust, shrub-like perennial spreads by underground rhizomes. Native throughout much of the eastern and central United States. Sap is toxic; avoid eye/skin contact and do not ingest.
Variety InfoIndividual flowers ½" long, born in pink to purplish or white clusters.
6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, or fall for spring germination.