This plant seldom, if ever, grows naturally outside a prairie or former prairie area. It can be easily grown in gardens and prairie restorations and creations.
In autumn, its seedhead can be crushed in hand to reveal a wonderful aromatic fragrance.
A number of seed-eating birds consume the seeds when the plant matures in late September and into October.
This plant is a long lived perennial with deep roots that allow the plant to thrive even in severe drought.
Mass plantings in prairie and native plant landscapes provide a beautiful wash of color.
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 3 to 6 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Wet Soils
Bloom Time: July to September
Plant Type: Perennial
Stratification: CM 30 Days
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators