Flower Color:Purple-blue shades
Foliage Color:Green shades
Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements:Low Water Needs, Average Water Needs
Soil Quality:Poor Soil Quality, Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0), Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0), Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Bloomtime:Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall
Attracts Wings:Attracts Hummingbirds
Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant
Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads
Other Features:Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant
Origin:Not Native to North America
1995 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year!
Airy spikes of lavender-blue flowers top strong stems with small, finely dissected, silvery-green leaves. Its loose, open habit makes this perennial an effective filler in the back of the border.