This variety bears lavender-blue flowers on a tall plant; despite its name.
Perennial of the Year 2007
This British variety was selected as the 2007 Perennial Plant of the Year. Plants are mounded and bushy in habit, with small grey-green fragrant leaves. Masses of bright-blue flowers appear on short spikes in early summer, continuing on and off through the fall if the old flowers are regularly removed. Despite the name, this is best in the middle of a border because of its mid-sized stature. Drought tolerant, once established. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.
Blooms late spring to mid summer
3-8 Find your zone
Full Sun,Partial Shade
Grow on at 64-68° F under long days with high light levels for flowering. Low moisture requirements, allow pots to dry down between watering. Once actively growing feed at 100-150 ppm N with each watering. Finishes in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions. Plants benefit from pinching and can be sheared post flowering to re-bloom.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low
Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.
Easy to grown in sandy, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.