• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry. Tolerates dry conditions when established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clumps reach 1 - 3 ft. tall and 2 - 3 ft. wide; flower spikes to 3 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Attracts Hummingbirds
    Blooms:
    Purple flowers, summer through fall.
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Clumps reach 1 - 3 ft. tall and 2 - 3 ft. wide; flower spikes to 3 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Purple flowers, summer through fall.
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in moderately fertile, well-drained soil, with part afternoon shade. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Shear mid- to late summer to allow a new flush of flowers.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry. Tolerates dry conditions when established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A 1999 Plant Select® winner, selected for outstanding garden performance throughout the high plains and inter-mountain areas of the Rocky Mountain region. Plant Select® is a collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, and the green industry, helping gardeners and horticultural professionals transform the American landscape to a vibrancy inspired by our western regional landscape.