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Pink Snapdragon-like flowers grow atop a spike of this native plant and usually last for a few weeks. Grows well in sun or light shade and in moist thickets to medium and drier meadows and prairies. Bloomtime is late summer and reaches a height of 1'-4'. Looks nice when planted with Purple Coneflower, Stiff Goldenrod and Sweet Black-eyed Susan.
The bright pink flowers that cluster at the top of this plant are a wonderful addition to any prairie. The slender, spreading and hairy stems grow 1'- 2' tall and hold stiff opposite leaves. Flowering time is May to June (and sometimes fall) and it does best in dry to mesic soil conditions. Pollination is achieved by long-tongued insects such as butterflies.
|Queen of the Prairie
This native plant earns its name by growing to a height of 4'-6' tall and providing pink, billowy clusters of fragrant flowers atop the tall stems. It blooms mid-summer and is native to moist prairies but will adapt to medium soil conditions. Attracts butterflies and looks good with spotted Joe Pye Weed, Boneset or Blue Flag.
This native wildflower grows in clumps with spikes holding pink flowers on top. Blooms June thru August in dry sandy soil or dry prairies. This plant prefers full sun and reaches a height of 4"-10" tall.
|Showy Evening Primrose
The four petalled flowers of this plant are soft pink making a transition to white toward the center. Flowers open in the early morning lasting only a single day. Grows well in various soils in full sun. A hardy, upright to sprawling perennial that reaches a height of 8"-16".
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