Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (medium)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 3-5 feet
Bloom Color: Dark Pink
Bloom Season: July – August
Suggested Uses: Queen-of-the-Prairie is a gorgeous plant with very showy pink flowers for full sun and wet soil. A great addition to shoreline restorations and rain gardens. Give it plenty of space, it will overwhelm a small garden. Deer and rabbit resistant.
Native Range: Native to scattered areas throughout the Great Lakes and the Northeast. It is assumed that Queen-of-the-Prairie is native to Minnesota, but its range is unknown.
Flowers: Fluffy-looking, bright pink clusters form at the top of long stems.
Leaves: Large, deeply lobed leaves on zigzag stems.
More information: USDA plant profile
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