This old-fashioned garden plant from Europe is grown for the translucent, 1 1/4-in.-wide papery circles that hang on to the flower stalks; these “coins” are all that remain of the ripened seedpods after the outer coverings have dropped with seeds. Reaches 1 1/2–3 ft. high and 1 ft. wide, with coarse, heart-shaped, tooth-edged leaves. Spring flowers resemble wild mustard blooms but are purple or white. Plant in an out-of-the-way spot in poor soil or in a mixed flowerbed where shining pods can be admired before they are picked for dried arrangements. Tough and persistent; can reseed and become weedy.
Cornflower blue flowers in dense clusters to 2 in. across on 1–2-ft.-tall stems. Late spring blo...
This award-winning plant is considered by many to be the finest of the bluestars. Its light green leav...
Pinkish purple flowers are held on weeping, contorted branches; best with afternoon shade.