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Part sun to light shade, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, tolerates wide range of soils but prefers rich soil, slightly acid to neutral pH. 2-6 ft. height, blooms in summer, violet blue flowers, reseeds slowly.
Germination Code: C(30), D
Native Region: Statewide, lightly in West Tennessee
Biennial. In first year of growth, leaves resemble a violet so be careful not to weed it. Easy from seed. Attracts hummingbirds and bees.