Enjoy months of dusty pink and purple flowers from late summer to fall with Chelone obliqua, or twisted shell flower. It's a magnet for pollinators, especially butterflies and hummingbirds. This North American native perennial thrives in moist, even wet soils, and can grow in some shade as well. It's easy to grow, deer resistant, and an excellent cut flower.
Plant size: 2-3' tall and wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day), part sun (4-6 hrs/day)
Hardiness: USDA zone 4-7 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.
Notable features: native, compact, deer resistant, long-blooming.
Pot size: one quart
Plant name: Chelone obliqua
This guy got a little harsh sunlight after it was planted but stood right up to it. It’s already blooming.