A prairie classic with pinkish-purple flowers that mature in early summer through mid-fall. Prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established. Reseeds itself in the garden. Native to central and eastern USA. Pollinator magnet, especially liked by butterflies. Leave some of the flower heads on to produce seeds for the birds. Height: up to 4′.
Seedlings come in 3 1/8″ bio-degradable pots.
A word about native plants: perennial plants, often with deep roots. Transplant them carefully as they dislike root disturbance. They are slow growing, and will not flower until the second year or later.