Description: a sturdy clump forming perennial with lance shaped leaves that clasp the stem. Large flower heads are arranged in showy panicles. The heads consist of a ring of 20 or more purple or pink or occasionally white ray florets that surround a central cluster of yellow disc florets. Flowers are frequented by Monarchs and other butterflies, skippers and bees. Plants grow 3-4’ tall with 3’ spread.