This brilliant selection from Mt. Cuba Center will have you gasping when it emerges in early spring with its blade-like foliage aflame in shocking purple! As tolerant as the species, its best, longest foliage color show is ensured by planting with abundant moisture. A native showstopper! Blue flowers in spring.
Excellent wetland cover for aquatic wildlife
Violet late spring bloom attracts hummingbirds
Foliage color is longest lasting in moist areas
Thrives along the margin of a pond or stream
Outstanding massed even when the foliage changes green
Map Credit: The Biota of North America MAP KEY: Green (native), Teal (native,adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)