• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular watering - especially in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Erect clumping foliage slowly spreads; reaches 1½ ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Erect clumping foliage slowly spreads; reaches 1½ ft. tall.
    Special features:Easy Care, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsLoropetalum (Loropetalum); Mexican Heather (Cuphea); Phormium (Phormium); Lilyturf (Liriope); Montbretia (Crocosmia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less water once established. Performs in part shade in extremely hot areas. Feed with an acid fertilizer before spring growth.
    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 shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Best with regular watering - especially in extreme heat.