Flowers consist of long narrow central cones of silver-gray that are surrounded by reflexed, maroon red petals edged in yellow. Long stems hold the blooms well above the plant where they dance in the wind.
Prefers average to poor, moist to dry, well-drained soils. A prairie native, this dwarf is well-branched, tolerates drought, heat and clay soils. Great for border or meadow plantings & late summer color. May self sow.