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An interesting plant with attractive foliage often planted behind other species. Height varies widely depending on soil and water conditions, and plants in more sun need more water. Individual plants are either male or female, and male flowers are slightly showier.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Loam, Sandy Loam, Rocky Loam

Height: 3’-7’

Bloom Color: White/Purple

Bloom Time: May-Jun

Root Type: Rhizome

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers are not cross pollinated by insects. Hosts a few obligate species of moth including the meadow rue borer moth. Deer may lightly browse foliage.

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