Produces a basal rosette of leaves the first year and flower the second year. In some areas plants will winter over and flower another year.
2.5 to 3.5 feet
1.5 to 2.5 feet
- late spring
- early summer
The pink to purple floral bracts remain showy after the white to mauve corollas fade.
Mostly green but varies toward gray.
- spreading mass
- loose and formless
Shape in flower:
flower stalks with upright spikes
Large whorls of 4 to 6 flowers in upright panicles above the foliage.