A stunning new cultivar, which if deadheaded regularly, will flower from late spring to mid-autumn. The larger than average flowers are a sublime shade of purple, and they are made all the more dramatic by their near-black calyces and supporting stems. Bees love it.
2016.- Cut back to ground level in February and protected with dead leaves. Starts growing late April. Pinched new shoots several times in June. Late flowering this year. Starts flowering in July. Rather disappointing this season so far.
2015.- 1 specimen showing at end of march. 3 specimens visible mid-april. First flowers mid June. Continuous flowering until January next year!
Planted 3 specimens in the Spring of 2014. Good flowering all season. Protected for the winter under gravel and dead leaves.