A newer introduction to the Endless Summer Series.
It has glossy dark green leaves that are more heat resistant, which prevents wilting in the mid-day heat.
Flower heads are held upright on ruby red stems.
Flowers bloom on old and new growth. Requires little to no pruning.
If pruning is desired do so no later than August 1st. Make sure not to take too much off as it will deter next year's flowers.
Flowers can range in shades of vivid pink to deep purple depending on the pH of your soil.
To attain more pink-colored flowers make sure your soil has more alkaline in it.
To attain more blue or purple flowers make sure your soil is more acidic.
Shape: Rounded to spreading
Foliage: Dark green
Fall foliage: Burgundy-red
Flower color: Deep pink, purple or blue (Depending on your soil)
Exposure: Sun to part shade
Photos courtesy of Bailey Nurseries