Type: Herbaceous perennial
Spread: 2-3 feet
Native Range: Southern US, statewide in Missouri
Ideal Site Requirements:
Water: medium to wet
Sunlight needs: full sun
Tolerates: wet soil
Landscape use: water plant, rain garden
Brief Description: Vigorous, erect, often woody based perennial, with large showy flowers. Long blooming period, and one of the largest Missouri native wildflowers. A large plant for the rear of the perennial border, mixed border, native plant garden or patio area or courtyard. Also effective when grouped in moist locations such as along the edge of a pond or stream.
Possible Problems: Some susceptibility to blight, canker, rust, leaf spots, aphids, scale, whiteflies and Japanese beetle. Taller plants may need staking.
Stand out Features: Very large flowers, with long blooming period.
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