Cultivar with bicolor maroon/yellow flower that age to yellow. Dense, bushy clump, blue-gray foliage, ornamental seedpods.
Floriferous variety due to secondary branching.
2.5'-3' tall and 3' wide clumps, somewhat reminding of little shrub.
Sun to half shade (4-6 hours), flowers better in the full sun. Adaptable to many soil types with average moisture to medium-dry (incl. clay, sandy or poor soils, preferably slightly acidic to neutral).
Avoid waterlogged soils only!
Slowly growing and slower to establish, but long-lived perennial.
Flowers at the end of spring/beginning of summer. Dry or dried seedheads can be used in dry arrangement.
Hardy in zones 4-9.
Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts butterflies and some native bees.
Heat, humidity, drought (once established) and salt tolerant plant.
PPAF patented cultivar under number PP23907, CPBR5332, propagation is prohibited. Part of the DECADENCE® series, selected by plant Breeder Hans Hansen.
Best for sunny flower bed, modern plantings (public and private), cottage gardens, water-wise plantings, pollinator gardens, prairie-type of plantings, naturalistic landscaping
Goes well with majority of sun loving perennials like Amsonia, Aster, Coreopsis, Hemerocallis, Iris, Monarda, Nepeta, Paeonia, Salvia,... and ornamental grasses. Can be used as a small shrub and/combined with shrubs.
Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot
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