Looking for startling color contrast in your Alpine or rock garden? Wishing for a more spacious yard? Did you know that dark purple recedes, creating the visual impression of a larger space? Try growing this mass of DEEP eggplant-colored foliage and you’ll see! This South American native gradually spreads to 6-10” tall by up to 15” across, with tiny, pale pinky-lilac blooms floating just above the deep purple 3-or-4 leaved “Shamrocks” from Spring through late Fall. ‘Mijke’ is a great way to add easy pizazz to a window box, dress up the ankles of a gangly-stemmed companion, or bring some dusky elegance to the underbelly of a border! Likes good drainage. Since it’s a bulb, it may have a short period of dormancy in Winter - not to worry, it’s just resting! Hold off on the water while the days are shorter and trim away brown foliage.