Vigorous, fast growing and spreading wide. Large 2" tubular flowers.
Doesn't perform well in hotter climates, where temperatures don't drop under 70 degrees of Fahrenheit.
It's recommended to cut it back after the flowering is finished, because the plant can look "tired" and untidy.
Can become aggressive spreader, so combine it with vigorous companions with adequate height.
Blooming time : June-July
Size: 1-2' tall tall x 1.5' wide and spreading wide by rhizomes, forms up to 3' wide colonies
USDA Zones: 5 to 7
Culture: full sun to half shade, dappled sun. In hotter climates appreciates afternoon (or some) shade. Guite easy to grow in average soil with average moisture. Ideal is neutral to slightly alkaline soil with some organic matter and more or less consistent moisture. Soil shouldn't dry out, in drier spells appreciates watering. Avoid too dry and wet and waterlogged soils.
Moisture Needs: average - medium
Origin: Japan, Korea, China and also Siberia, where can be found along forest edges, in thickets and meadows
Deer/Rabbit Resistant: yes / yes if the pressure isn't high
Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators: attracts honeybees and potentially some native bees (not verified)
Attracts Hummingbirds: yes
Pot Size: square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot
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Plant Combinations: In cooler areas for sunny garden (public and private) - in the front of the bed, along paths, cottage gardens, woodland edge gardens.
Goes well with various plants like Achillea, Agastache, summer blooming Allium, Amsonia, Aquilegia, Aruncus, Aster, Baptisia, Calamintha, shorter cultivars of Eupatorium, Geranium, Hemerocallis (daylilly), Iris sibirica, Leucanthemum x superbum, taller Nepeta, Origanum, Paeonia, Perovskia, Persicaria amplexicaules, tall Phlox and hybrids, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Stachys.
And medium to taller grasses like Pennisetum (where not invasive), Panicum, Hakonechloa or Carex.