This plant is a little weedy and seeds itself around, but I don’t mind because the deep magenta flower color is so stunning! When admiring the blooms I almost feel like I’m staring into a black light (in a good way?). The powdery gray foliage sets off the color even more. I’m hoping to eventually have a nice clump of these in one spot rather than the individuals that crop up everywhere – they are supposedly sun plants but I find them emerging even in quite shady areas.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!