‘Eastern Star’ is shorter and more compact than the species. This is a tough plant that will grow in a wide variety of sites, even dry shade. Flowers bloom in September and October providing a late-season food source for butterflies, especially migrating Monarchs. Attractive dark shining mahogany stems.
North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery.
Pollen and nectar attract butterflies and native bees
This selection is shorter than the species
Late flowering will extend the season of beauty in your garden
Thrives in dry shade, no serious pest or disease problems
Deer tend to leave this plant alone, black walnut tolerant
Great cut flowers for fall arrangements
Woods; New Hampshire to Ontario, south to Ohio and Maryland and in the mountains to Georgia.
These flowers bloom late, just in time for the Monarch's fall migration. Plant in groups to help the butterflies find the flowers. Monarch butterflies journey from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of about 2,000 miles, and return to the north again in the spring.
Grow in part to full shade in average to dry soil.