Handsome-Harry or meadow-beauty is a 2 ft., (occasionally 3 ft.), hairy perennial with bright-green, thickened oval leaves and showy flowers in loose, nearly terminal clusters. Flowers are rose-pink to pale pink, with 4 petals almost as broad as long on a sturdy 4-sided, slightly winged stem. Surrounding a yellow pistil and ring of 8 stamens are four purplish-red petals which frequently fall off by early afternoon.
|Height||12 to 36 inches|
|Light Requirements||part shade|
|Bloom time||May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep|
|Zone||4 to 8|
The flowers of meadow beauty attract bees
Deer browse the plant
All info from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center