Also known as Bigelow’s Tansy Aster
New classification: Machaeranthera bigelovii
This extremely drought tolerant perennial loves the sun or partial shade. Planted in bunches, this fairly tall species will provide a stunning splash of violet. Also known as Purple Tansy Aster or Sticky Aster, this western native will bloom in the late summer and fall. Plant this seed in bunches rather than mixed with other species for a splash of color. The established plants will grow well in sandy soil with little water.
Rate: 1 oz./100 sq.ft.
Bloom time: mid-late summer, early fall
Pkt weight: 600 mg