Distinct and fascinatingly different is this interesting and attractive plant from the Balkan Peninsula. One of the most requested new species. Striking, very deep purple to burgundy flower spikes on long slender stems flower continuously from May to September. The attractive, crinkled, rosettes of silver-green foliage are an excellent foil for the flowers, which are also highly attractive to butterflies. A versatile plant that spreads slowly and performs best in a moist border in sun or partial shade, or it can be grown in a pot on the patio. It makes an excellent cut flower, too. If sown early, this may flower in its first year. Hardy perennial, height 36", zone 4-8B.