Fringed and spectacular, this species is quite a bright spot in high canopy savannas and woodlands throughout Illinois. Soils and sun are a funny thing for this species. The better the soil and the more sun it gets, the more leggy and floppy it seems. It pre ... fers rocky or clay loams with half day shade. It is often visited by pollinators, and hosts a small array of fliers. Great for flower gardens and shadier spots that need the fringed happiness of it flowers.