“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Large, iridescent, red-violet, flat-topped flower heads on top of tall, strong stalks from mid-summer to fall give a rich display of color. An attractive plant from head to toe, not a “weed.” Sizable plant for the back of beds and rain gardens. Dark-green, lance-shaped leaves.
Part of our Pollinator Buffet plant tag series. The longhorn bee is hyperactive in summer and named for the long antennae of the males. Many bees, butterflies, and skippers use the nectar and pollen. Foliage is food for many herbivorous insects.
Mid (May - June)
Late (July - frost)
Butterfly / Moth Nectar