[What the heck is a near native? This species actually is not usually found in Ontario, although it is in Michigan. We recently found out that some experts suggest planting near natives because of the changes that are happening with climate changes; some species are moving north although they did not occur before. We love this one because it is a hit with native pollinators that need so much help, but if you are a native plant purist, maybe this one is not for you!]
Beautiful adaptable plants that can tolerate many light conditions: we have it in our prairie section and our more wooded section. The tubular flowers attract many insects and hummingbirds. Plants spread easily so can occur in large groups.
Height: 1-3 feet (30-90 cm) Spread: 1-3 feet (30-90 cm)
Blooming Period: June to August
Light: Full to Partial Sun
Water: Dry to medium
Soil: Sand, loam, gravel, even clay
Native Ontario Habitat: Prairies, plains and open forests