Description: A must-have novelty wildflower for the gardening enthusiast. The basal rosette of leaves remains virtually hidden until summer when a long flowering stem arises form the basal rosette. A single, dark purple flower is borne at the tip of the stem. The petalless flower is round and squattish. The long leafless stem and lack of petals potentially make it a good cut flower. Performs best in slightly moist to moist soil. Plant en masse for impact.
Life Span: Perennial; occasionally a short-lived perennial
Light Exposure: Full sun to high pine shade
Bloom Color: Dark purple
Bloom Season: Mid-summer to fall
Height (in bloom): 3 to 4 feet
Habitat: Moist to mesic - flatwoods, pinelands, and disturbed areas