Dr. Leonard P. Perry, Extension Associate Professor, University of VermontClick to see a larger photo.
family: Lamiaceae, Mint
height x width: 18" x 12"
flowers: violet to deep purple or deep indigo, early summer (cut back for fall rebloom)
hardiness: USDA zones 4-7
interest: *Perennial Plant of the Year for 1997
*bred and introduced in 1956 by the famous German nuseryman and breeder Karl Foerster
*fragrant foliage typical of mint family, finely toothed and hairy about 2-3" long
*forms upright mound, prefers rich soil but tolerates a variety, loves sun
*flowers attract honey bees
*hybrid of S. pratensis and S. nemorosa
*compact, long bloom
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