“Lavender Mist Meadow Rue”
Other than never giving it any water, I don’t think one could kill this beautiful and dependable Japanese native. From a spritely base of pretty Columbine-like foliage in Spring, it shoots up thick sturdy upright purplish stalks to 6-7’ tall. Come June these burst into huge clouds - 3’ across - of lavender-pink flowers set off by a boss of prominent fluffy soft-yellow anthers. Charm incarnate! Ideal for rising above Roses and shorter subjects. Some say it’s best massed but my single plantings never fail to impress. Deciduous but returns for a better show each season. Rich, loamy soil. Deer resistant! Best of the genus!