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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 10 - 14 inches
Plant Spread: 22 - 28 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Orchid pink with lighter pink interiors and fuchsia spots appearing on the open petals
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PPAF

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