Native to Europe and west-central Asia (cultivar)
For the formal garden, designed meadow, or city scape. Purple flowers attract pollinators, butterflies and the occasional hummingbird. Deer, rabbit and drought resistant, the foliage is a blue green and the branching creates a plant 12 inches tall and up to 24 inches wide. Flower stems rise above the foliage and flowers all summer into fall with deadheading. Lovely as a cut flower.