Height: 3-5 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Bloom Time: August-November
Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist-Dry
This biennial or short-lived perennial thistle should not be confused with weedy non-native species. During the first year a rosette of leaves form and the following year the flowering stalks emerge. The purple/pink (or sometimes white) flowers supports a variety of butterflies from Monarchs to Swallowtails to Fritillaries. Bees are also frequent visitors. The foliage is used as a host plant for Painted Lady butterflies. Deer Resistant.