Biennial plant putting energy into its lacy foliage as a basal rosette in the first summer. In the second year, branched stems shoot up with clusters of dangling pale pink tubular flowers with yellow tips. Blooms are long lasting from late Spring to fall and attract bees and butterflies.
Found naturally in cool, rocky, and sandy shores of lakes, rivers, and forest openings. Enjoys dry, well drained soils in a range of textures and can handle disturbed soil. Prefers cool temperatures and can tolerate some shade or part sun.
Ontario Hardiness Zone: 5 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)
Images: Maryland Biodiversity Project and Annie’s Annuals and Perennials