Pretty much EVER-BLOOMING and loaded with large, luscious 8-10” upright spikes from top to bottom of its robust multi-branching habit. Blooming from mid-Spring thru late Fall, midnight calyces accent each richly colored royal purple tubular flower. EASY, highly rewarding and quick to bloom, give it rich, well-drained soil. Hummers! Long-lived and evergreen in USDA zone 9, it’s hardy to USDA zone 8 and worth growing as an annual in colder climes for those flowers! We cut ours back to about 20” in late Fall to keep a nice bushy shape. Deer resistant.