White flowering form of Monarch's favorite perennial with button-shaped flowers arranged in spikes in late summer and early fall.
3' tall x 1' wide (bigger in rich soils, where it may need staking).
Full sun, half sun, average soil with average (medium) moisture to drier soils. It prefers drained or drier soils (rocky, gritty, sandy, even shallower soils).
Flower late in the season - August-September, with white, button-like flowers. Flower attract many primarily butterflies and skippers and Monarch butterflies. Host plant for moths (Bleeding Flower Moth, Glorious Flower Moth, Blazingstar Borer Moth, Liatris Borer Moth). Can attract hummingbirds too.
The species (pink flowering) is native wildlflower to eastern and central USA, see the USDA distribution map.
Hardy in zones 3-8, mammals graze on leaves, corms can be occasionally eaten by voles.
Best in naturalistic gardens, in borders, prairies, meadows, cottage gardens or naturalized areas. Can be combined with many sun loving perennials and grasses for the average to drier soil conditions.
Picture copyright : David J. Stang, Commons Wikipedia
Pot size : square 3.5" X 5" deep perennial pot