A hybrid of S. ovata and S. serrata, this earlier blooming selection produces bicolor purple and white flowers on compact, non-spreading plants beginning in late spring and lasting up to 8 weeks with deadheading. An adaptable nativar that grows easily in sun or shade, moist or dry soil. Selected by Peter Heus; introduced by Plants Nouveau.
This native Eastern wildflower produces soft blue-violet, hooded flowers in 6" racemes above a bushy mound of green, toothed foliage for several weeks in summer. Pollinators find it attractive but four-legged creatures do not due to its bitter-tasting foliage. Best in some shade where it will spread by rhizomes to form small colonies.