This silver-green leafed plant produces tall flower spikes with purple flowers mid-summer; smelling faintly of bubble gum. Leaves are fuzzy, easily divided.
||6" (18" in flower)
||average garden soil. drought-tolerant
A real kid pleaser, and even I can't help but reach down every once in a while. In Pennsylvania, we always grew the straight species, which self-seeded reliably (somewhat abundantly, even) and became a bit ratty-looking after flowering. Wishing to establish this garden favorite in our new Texas garden, we found that nurseries only offer 'Helen von Stein', a non-flowering cultivar. So that's what we got – it will have a neater appearance, but we'll miss those bubblegum flowers.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Betony||Dec 11, 2008||Woo! I was named after a plant |
|wyatt||Jul 11, 2013||when is a good time to transplant this stuff?|
Like with most other perennials, transplanting is best done in spring or early fall.
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March 16, 2018