Powdery steel blue leaves retain their colour all summer long; one of the best blues ever developed. Thick, cupped, heavily textured leaves are slug resistant. Forms a nice rounded mound of foliage. Pale lavender flowers are displayed just above the foliage on 18 inch scapes in midsummer. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Asia - China and Japan
Forests, grassy slopes and rocky places from near sea level to 2200 metres.