This North American native grows in sand prairies, sedge meadows, marshes, fens, and swampy thickets of the northeast and upper Midwest. It prefers full to part sun, moist conditions and rich, humusy calcareous soils. It grows 4-6 feet tall and produces fluffy, pink clusters of flowers in mid to late summer that attract butterflies, honey bees and wild bees. Recommended for home gardens, meadow gardens, and pollinator conservation. Also an excellent addition to rain gardens and bioswales.