Short lived, wetland perennial found in moist edges. Adaptable. Will self sow readily if planted in ideal habitat. Long, showy, purple ‘candelabra’ flowers bloom from July-September.
All plant parts have been used medicinally. Leaves and flowers are bitter and used as a tea or tincture, nourishing to the nervous system. Seeds are edible and have been roasted and ground to a flour. Pfaf.org
☀Grows in full to part sun in wet-med soil. Up to 5’ high and 1-2’ wide.
✿ Flower time: July
Source: local/VA/WV ecotype
Sizes: 1.5 pt & DP50
Picking up your order:
Fernwey Native Nursery is an urban homestead located in Elizabethtown, PA. Pickups can be made here at the nursery or at one of the market + events dates and locations listed. Please specify on the checkout page when and where you plan to pick up. Orders placed will not be available for same day pick up. If picking up from the nursery, you will receive an email to schedule your pick up.