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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Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be planted or potted up soon, wet the roots. If you do not plant or pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
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.
Pot up rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers. Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.