Native to the Finger Lakes Region, NY, Ontario, MI, South to GA and AL
Bark of the root was used as an emetic.
Source of plant
Sunny Border Ohio, North Creek Nurseries, Bluebird Nursery Inc., Lazy S's Farm Nursery, Audry O'Connor, Crownsville Nursery, Mary Hirshfeld
Plants 4' tall, 2' wide; tough and wiry with reddish, sparsely-leaved stems, which branch freely; flowerssmall, white with reddish calyces which persist after the petals have dropped; summer blooming; dainty and refined.
USDA Hardiness Zone