Deciduous, spreading shrub with densely furry stems and stalks and large lacecap heads of lilac-blue, bluer on acid soils. One of the best summer shrubs. Requires half shade. Tidy, feed and mulch in spring and keep moist.
Deciduous shrub with large flat rich blue lacecap blooms, pink on alkaline soils. Does well in sun or shade if kept moist and well-fed; dead-head and prune to fat buds in spring. Strong grower. Teller=plate, bred in Switzerland, good for big tubs.