Long-blooming Native that Loves Dry Soil!
The show begins in spring, when the new foliage emerges a deep shade of bronze. Licorice scented, it is very lush on compact plants. By midsummer the plants are topped with rosy-purple blooms that attract every honeybee, butterfly, and hummingbird in the neighborhood. Deer, slugs, and other nibblers leave this aromatic plant alone, and the blooms continue all the way into autumn. Magnificent!
Adaptable to dry soil, 'Bolero' craves only sunshine and good soil drainage to thrive for many years. Try it in the sunny border or along the driveway among Kniphofia and Sedum. A thoroughly delightful perennial you will treasure for seasons to come! Zones 5-10.
|Zone||5 - 10|
|BloomStartToEnd||Mid Summer - Early Fall|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Native, Pest Fighter, Season Extenders|
|Bloom Color||Purple, Rose|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Dry, Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|Season Of Interest||Fall, Summer|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy, Poor, Sandy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|