• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat; less often once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dwarf Habit
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 16
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Peony (Paeonia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Water deeply, less frequently when established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune old flowers to promote continued bloom. Prune only as needed to maintain shape.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat; less often once established.