Small yellow sunflower-like blooms with only a few
rays grace this long-lived perennial. The aromatic large
leaves (to 2 ft.) are strongly divided. It takes three to five years
to begin blossoming, then blooms July to August. Attracts birds.
It's worth the wait!
Grow specs: 3-12 feet. Most average soils.
Full sun. Stratify 30 days at 41 degrees F. or plant in fall.
Medicinal uses are as a general tonic and to treat
such conditions as asthma, coughs, lung ailments, worms and gonorrhea.
(Photo © Steven Foster)