Clusters of deep blue pointed flower buds form and open into powder-blue star-shaped florets held above deep green fine grassy willow-like foliage. Blooms in early June in northern Maine.
Gorgeous foliage turns gold in the fall. Best planted en masse. Forms a handsome vase shape at maturity. Looks fabulous with catmint and irises.
Prefers moist woodland slopes. Adaptable to most garden environments but performs best in full sun to part shade. Plant 12–18" apart in moist slightly acidic soil. Native from Illinois south to Texas. Z3. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
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When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. Store plants in their packaging in a cool (35–40°) location until you are ready to plant. If it’s going to be awhile, you can pot up your perennials.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.