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Full to part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, tolerates most soils including clay, slightly acid to neutral pH. 2-4 ft. height, blooms in summer, green/white flowers, self-seeds under optimum growing conditions.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Statewide but concentrated in southern half of Tennessee
Unusual and striking architectural plant. Globular flowers like those of a thistle, and leaves resemble those of a yucca. Easy to grow from seed. Taprooted plant which transplants poorly and best left undisturbed. Attracts bees.