CT DR P
Moisture: Average to Dry
Light: Full to Part Sun (prefers light shade)
Plant Height: 1.5 to 3 feet
Plant Width: 1.5 to 3 feet
Landscape Value: Great in meadows, butterfly gardens, borders, semi-shade gardens, and open woodland gardens. Useful for erosion control. Makes an excellent cut flower.
An easy-to-grow perennial that shows off in both shady and sunny areas. Loose clusters of golden yellow star-like flowers bloom in late summer and fall on greenish-purple arching stems. Plants form attractive open clumps and do not spread aggressively. Tolerates clay soil, dry soil and drought. Flowers are a late-season pollen source and attract butterflies and large numbers of native bees and honey bees. Songbirds eat the seeds. Plant in large numbers for a great fall fireworks show!
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (photos by Stefan Bloodworth, W.D. & Dolphia Bransford, and R.W. Smith)