Deep green, mildew resistant foliage packs in along upright stems on this dense, spreading plant. Stem top buds open in July revealing intense purple, frilly blooms that last into August. Massive summer bloom. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Mildew resistant foliage. Perfect for grouping in sun or partial shade. Drought tolerant once established. Thrives in full to partial sun. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Prune after first bloom to encourage second bloom cycle. Prune back to near ground in late winter.