Huge panicles of gorgeous purplish-mauve blossoms, backed in blue, each with a center white to purplish-mauve bee, add a dramatic presence to any summer garden. This New Zealand hybrid is bred for strong stems & vigorous growth, as well as for improved heat & humidity tolerance. Plants reach 4-5' tall & with deadheading may produce a second bloom on secondary spikes in the fall. A prolific & dense bloomer, 3” wide flowers crowd the bloom spikes all summer, attracting bees, butterflies & hummers. Dissected green leaves provide an attractive base. Plant in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Makes a great vertical element & is superb as a cut flower. One of the very best plants for a pollinator garden! Deer resistant.