This splendid fall bloomer produces a loose cluster of small tufty violet flowers that attract bees and butterflies and that mature into attractive light cocoa-colored puffs of seedballs. Host plant to a number of moths.A tall plant, it works well in the back of a native planting, or in massed plantings. Deer do not graze on this plant due to its bitter taste. Full sun to light shade; medium to moist conditions. 3-7'.