I planted two of these, one late autumn 2017, and one mid-summer 2018. The planted-2017 grew, had foliage, didn't bloom though until spring of 2019. The planted-2018 bloomed in 2019. Both have done really well, but the planted-2018 plant is stronger, healthier, and its blooms were far more numerous, the foliage fuller. The difference may be that the healthier one is planted in a close to full sun place, whereas the other is planted in an almost part shade spot. The plant is extraordinary, regardless.
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
FeaturesI'm more LOW MAINTENANCE than your OTHER relationships.
Watch in spring as incredibly dark stems emerge from the ground. Olive green leaves have silver veins. Star-shaped, periwinkle blue flowers appear atop of the wide, mounding, shrub-like habit.Heat TolerantResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 - 30 InchesSpacing:30 - 36 InchesSpread:38 - 42 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Shade:Periwinkle blueFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Olive greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance Notes:
Grows best in full sun to part shade and average, moist soil. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Thrives in most gardens with little care.
Marcia Erwin, Missouri, United States, 1 year ago