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|FLOWERS||In June - September, Pink (Rose to deep purple, rarely white, ray florets. Disc florets are orange-brown)|
Form: Clumping habit. Fibrous roots. 2'-4' erect, stiff plant by 1'-2' wide, with attractive daisy like flowers.
Foliage: Alternate. Lower leaves ovate to broadly lanceolate, coarsely toothed and on long petioles (petioles are usually winged). Upper leaves narrower, sessile. Leaves and round stems are covered with short, rough hairs.
Flower: Solitary heads to 3" wide. Drooping ray flowers, rose to rose-violet or white. Disc flowers appear in an orange-brown, cone-shaped head. Seed head is attractive in fall and early winter. Some cultivars are fragrant. 30"-36" tall.