Easy to grow, pest free, heat and humidity tolerant perennial with long blooming season from early summer to early fall.
12-18" tall and wide clumps, 1" lavender-blue flowers from early June to early September.
Full sun, half shade, average moist = medium soils, drought tolerant once established. Prefers somewhat drained soils, even clay if it's drains enough (not waterlogged). Too wet soil may shorten it's life.
Hardy in zones 5-9, originates in north east Asia.
Deer and rabbit resistant. Pollinator friendly.
Flower beds, cottage gardens, rock gardens, cut flower gardens. Good companions can be many common perennials for sun, both native and non-native and medium sized grasses like Bouteloua, Muhlenbergia, Schizachyrium or Sporobolus.
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Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot