Native to Iran, Afghanistan, and central Asia. Absolutely covered with slender, sinuous spikes of pink or lavender-pink blossoms in summer, this annual starts as a low, 1-ft.-wide rosette of narrow leaves to 8 in. long. Flower spikes that rise to 18 in. are useful fresh or dried in arrangements. Sow seeds in the ground when danger of frost is past, or start seeds earlier indoors.
Pinkish purple flowers are held on weeping, contorted branches; best with afternoon shade.
Hardy flowering perennial fromEurope and western Asia. To5 ft. tall in bloom, spreading to4 ft. wide. ...
Native from British Columbia to California. Grows to 6–24 in. high, about 9 in. wide. Pale viole...