Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: Up to 4 feet
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Season: July – August
Annual, will reseed
Suggested Uses: Rocky Mountain Bee Plant is a drought tolerant species that does well in sandy and gravelly soils. Annual, will reseed.
Native Range: Predominantly native to the western half of the contiguous U.S. Native to Hennepin, Ramsey and Blue Earth counties in Minnesota.
Pollinators/Habitat: Produces lots of nectar and is very attractive butterflies and bees. Small birds eat the seeds.
Flowers: Flowers develop in clusters that appear terminally on stems. Flowers range from light to dark pink, have 4 sepals each and have very long stamens. Produces long, thin pods of seeds.
Leaves: Compound with 3 leaflets each.
Other Names: Spider Flower. Peritoma serrulata.
More information: USDA Plant profile