Native perennial. Purplish foliage. Larval host of Hermit Sphinx. Pollinated by various bees, wasps and flies. Used as dye for skin and hair. Reported to be edible and medicinal. Sun or shade. Average to wet. Deer-resistant.
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This 1′-2′ native perennial has beautiful irridescent foliage in the sun. Historically,it has been used cosmetically as a hair and skin dye and medicinally. (see link) The flowers are pollinated by long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees and beneficial insects such as wasps and flies. It is a larval host of the Hermit Sphinx Moth. It is generally deer resistant and makes a good deer baffle Part shade to full shade. Average to wet We propagated our plants from a native population in Beaufort Co.,SC which we rescued from highway construction in the early ’90. We have been growing it in the nursery ever since then. soil.https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Lintneria-eremitus
|Dimensions||3.5 × 3.5 × 12 in|