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Carphephorus paniculatus coll. #A17NC-008
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Carphephorus paniculatus coll. #A17NC-008

Hairy Chaffhead

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Item #: 8441

Zones: 7a to 9b, at least

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(aka: Trilisa paniculata) Carphephorus paniculata is a little-known native (coastal NC south to Florida) member of the aster family that forms a flat basal rosette from which the flowering stalk emerges, starting in late spring. In late September, the 2' tall stalk opens like an exploding liatris, revealing a firework-like panicle of purple flowers...simply superb. Our original seed came from NC's coastal Brunswick County where it grows along a seasonally moist sandy roadside.