The intensely aromatic, evergreen foliage has great substance. Silver-green leaves set off persistent mauve bracts that surround the flowers. Shrubby perennial. Xeriscape. Read more here. Tips from the pros: Plant in spring so that plants are fully established by fall. There should be good drainage for winter moisture to drain away from the roots. Prune in spring to remove damaged or unattractive stems. Woody stems will develop and it's best to not prune back into the woody stem, but just above.
|Mid- to late summer
|Moderate to xeric
|USDA Hardiness Zone
|Good for Pollination
|North American Native
|Annual Commercial Maintenance
|No maintenance, can turn woody and won't need trimning back.
|5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance
|Follow annual maintenance. This can be a long lived if growing conditions are correct.
|Up to 6200 ft