CT DR RG P
Soil: Acidic, Rich, Well-drained
Moisture: Moist to Wet
Light: Full to Part Sun
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet
Plant Width: 1 to 1.5 feet
Landscape Value: Good for borders, rain gardens, and along pond and stream edges. Makes a good groundcover for damp, lightly shaded areas.
An erect perennial with pale green leaves and nodding, star-shaped, yellow flowers arising from the axils of opposite leaves. Flower petals have abruptly pointed tips and often bear a red spot at the base. Leaf stalks are covered with hairs giving the plant a fringed appearance. Flowers bloom mid-summer to early autumn and produce a floral oil instead of nectar to attract pollinators. Tolerates seasonal flooding. Attracts large numbers of native bees, including a specialist bee whose survival depends on this host plant.
1 gallon pot
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (photos by Alan Cressler, Sally & Andy Wasowski)