• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly in extreme heat; tolerates brief drought when established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 14 to 16 in. tall, spreading to 2½ to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise
    Blooms:
    Summer to Early Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:NEP-eh-tuh fah-SEN-ee-eye
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Reaches 14 to 16 in. tall, spreading to 2½ to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer to Early Fall
    Flower color:Violet-blue
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in well-drained soil. Takes part shade in hot summer areas. As a groundcover, plant 2 to 3 ft. apart. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates periodic drought, once established. Shear spent flowers to promote continued bloom.
    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 in extreme heat; tolerates brief drought when established.

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