• Description: Herbaceous, late-blooming perennial that grows up to 2m tall and 1m wide Whorled leaves on tall stems give rise to terminal clusters of purple flowers.
  • Habitat: Enjoys rich, moist soil, with full sun to partial sun exposure.
  • Edibility: Roots, leaves and flowers can be used in teas to treat respiratory problems and fevers, as they contain immune-boosting polysaccharides. When burned the foliage and leaves are a mosquito repellent, while the flowers and leaves are used in natural dyes.
  • Fun Fact: Used to attract birds, and insects into the garden late in the season. The flowers have a vanilla aroma.

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