Native to eastern and southern US, this host plant for Monarch butterflies is also a great nectar plant for butterflies and hummingbirds. Bright orange flowers appear in mid-summer. Does well in poor, gravelly soil or in regular garden soil. It is drought resistant, but best with regular watering. Large seed pods develop in the fall that can be used in dry arrangements. Removal of these from the plant will keep them from re-seeding. Slow to emerge in the spring.
Photo courtesy of Bud Hensley.
Blooms: Summer to Early Fall