Perennial Flower ~ Sun to Part Shade ~
10" ~ late spring to midsummer ~ smoky purple buds with cream
flowers ~ deep purplish-black, shiny leaves ~ deep purple
undersides to leaves ~ likes dry shade, but also does well in
moist areas ~ a deer resistant native ~ often evergreen ~ drought
Remove spent flowers.
If foliage fades or dries out in late summer or early fall, cut
off old growth. Do not prune for winter. Cut off any
dead leaves in spring.