• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Late Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kar-i-OP-ter-is klan-do-NEN-sis
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:3 - 7, 14 - 17, 29 - 41
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Compact Form, Easy Care, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasThis is a highly versatile small shrub for the front of sunny beds and borders. Ideal as a single specimen or in groups of three or more. Excellent choice for late-summer color in compositions featuring lower growing, shrubbier herbs and woody perennials. Great for along white picket fences or to flesh out raised planters. Small enough to fit nicely into city gardens and town-house yards.
    Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer in spring. Remove spent blooms for a neat appearance. Prune back annually to promote vigorous new growth.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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