Violet purple foliage with deep burgundy veins form a vigorous but neat clump which is accented by small, dainty pink, pearl-like flowers on wiry stems. The silver hairs that cover the top of the leaf give it a shiny or frosted appearance. Color becomes enhanced when the cool weather arrives. An oustanding accent for woodland gardens.
Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden. Pair with yellow and gold foliage plants for shaded contrast in the garden. Plant in irregular groups in a woodland understory or under shade trees. A great choice for all kinds of naturalistic settings or peeking out from under landscape boulders. In formal gardens position near porch or patio and terrace for close-up view. Excellent for nesting a pedestal or fountain. A valuable plant for containers that offers both foliage and flower accents. Particularly beautiful in troughs but provides a dramatic effect in lime green or cobalt blue glazed containers.
Plant alongside bright yellow, gold or silver foliage perennials like Hosta, Spotted Dead Nettle or an array of other colorful Coral Bell varieties. Create an Asian container garden with grasses and small stature Japanese Maples
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.