This stately back of the border native will draw the eye thanks to large, spiky lavender flowers that attract bees and butterflies and make great cut flowers. The foliage sports attractive leaves that will be darker than others in this genus.
SUN: 4-6+ hours
SOIL: Loam Moist Sandy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Growth Rate: Moderate
Shape: Narrow Tall Upright
What Do the Sizes Mean on Trees and Shrubs?
Generally, the bigger the number, the bigger the price, the bigger the plant.
Plants with a number sign (#) followed by a number are roughly equivalent to gallon pot sizes (i.e. #2 = 2 gallon, #3 = 3 gallon and so on). These plants are sold in containers.
Plants with a height (i.e. 5-6') indicate an estimate of the current height of the plant.
Plants measured in inches (i.e. 2.5") indicate the caliper (trunk width) of the plant.
Plants measured by caliper (inches) are generally larger than plants measured in height (feet).
Plants with B&B in the size are sold as balled and burlap (not in a container).
For more information, please see this video that will show you examples and tips on selecting trees and shrubs.