Native to the upper Midwest and Great Plains of North America, this upright, clump forming perennial is a willing grower. Reaching 2 -4 ft. tall and wide with aromatic, anise-scented foliage. Terminal spikes of lavender-purple flowers mid to late summer are highly attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Finches love their seeds. Has a long history of medicinal uses and as a seasoning and tea. Plant in full sun to light shade with decent drainage and regular watering. A strong reseeder. Deer resistant.