Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1.0 to 3.0 ft Width: .5 to .75 ft
Flower Color: pink,lavender
Fruit Color: white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers
Propagation: Seeds are easily collected by bagging the flower heads once they have wilted, then wait till the seed pod dries up. Once white silky pappus appear, the seed head can be removed from the plant and are ready to plant.
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: 6.1 to 7.8
Native Habitats: Dry sandy soils, flatwoods, pine barrens, sandhill, scrub, and disturbed areas
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: The short lived bloom opens before sunrise and is most beautiful from just before dawn till about mid-morning when it fully opens. By night fall it will have wilted.