Zone Map 3-8

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Cool Growth Cycle - Cool Cool
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Early Spring


  • Native to North America
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  • Shade Tolerant
  • Bioretention/Rain Gardens


  • Growth rate: slow-medium
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep moist, not wet
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-release, low-medium rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: spidermites, aphids, thrips, Rhizoctonia
  • Overwintering: may perform better in cold frame with clear poly
  • Prefers light shade

*Note: please adapt these suggestions as needed to accommodate your local conditions.


  • Native cultivar that is excellent for woodland and shade gardens
  • Beautiful blue foliage
  • Great alternative to hosta
  • Use as a ground cover, in borders or massed together
  • Grows in an appealing, orderly mound
  • Works well near pathways for up-close encounters

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