A tall, interesting native woodland plant, which will certainly draw your attention when it flowers. Upright, slender habit with alternate, large leaves (lower ones are lobed) and terminal clusters of white/ pink to purple nodding ray florets with protruding styles; purple, hairless phyllaries; simply said, a bell-shaped overall look. In late fall with heads of seeds with a brown pappus.
It seems to me a plant with a ghostly appearance in the woodland garden :). It may reseed around a bit, but not more than others. Unusual.
Germination: sow in the fall outdoors or spring, after 2-3 months of cold/moist stratification.