Delicious, deep blue-purple flowers are 2” across, nicely rounded & beautifully contrasted with a crown of golden stamens. Outward facing, they rise up nicely above the large & lustrous, rich green (evergreen!) foliage, blooming Winter through early Spring. The foliage forms a good sized, bushy clump to 2’ across & remains attractive year round, making a nice shade groundcover under trees or near the front porch. Highly drought tolerant & deer resistant, native to the Mediterranean, “Lenten Rose” does especially well along our California coast, as it does not require cold Winter temps. Average to good, composty, garden soil with a top dressing of compost once a year for best show.