General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 36 to 48 inches
Plant Spread: 24 to 30 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Semi-evergreen
Other: Deep purple to almost black
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Date: 2014-12-13
photo by John Jearrard via: http://www.johnjearrard.co.uk/plants/
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2020-08-03
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2020-08-03
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2019-09-03
from seed, 1st year

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