Yellow flower clusters brighten sunny, dry roadsides and shorelines throughout autumn. A clump-forming mass of pale green foliage stays neat all season. Great in a sunny, dry garden or landscape edge subject to road salt. Flowers provide late season nectar for pollinating butterflies and bees, and the seeds are eaten by birds. Thrives in the rain garden. Deer-resistant.
Native to Maine: Yes
Growing conditions: Sun in dry soil; tolerant of flooding and salt
Grows up to: 2′
Blooms: In early fall
Pairs well with: Butterfly milkweed and smooth blue aster
Natural habitat: Dry, sandy, or gravelly beaches, salt marshes, shores, and roadsides