Published on June 7, 2012 by Casey
Soft, heart shaped, deep green leaves with a purple tinge form a spreading mound in the shaded landscape topped by profuse spikes of violet-blue, lipped, tubular flowers in mid June continuing through mid summer. Native insects love its nectar and critters love its thick cover. Drought resistant.
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open woods and bluffs from Pennsylvania south to Florida and west to Minnesota and Texas
Butterflies are active during the day. They use their colors to attract a mate or to warn predators that they are unpleasant to eat. In contrast, moths are usually dull in color and are active at dusk or during the night.
• Filtered Shade
• Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
• Deer Resistant
• Dry Shade
• Drought tolerant
• Mass plant