Popular variety. Clumps of handsome dark green foliage, which colours well in autumn. The flowers are rich violet-blue, heavily veined on 60 cm stalks in midsummer. Sun/part shade. Clump forming hardy perennial. Winter dormant.
1 - 2 metres. One of the showiest of the meadow rues. From mid-summer to autumn, tight pompom-like clusters of lilac-mauve sepals on purple tinted stems and delicately textured foliage. Back of border plant - best staked. Suits near streams, borders, wild/woodland gardens. Part shade, moist soil. Winter dormant.
Seldom seen in New Zealand. 30-60 cms in height. The 1-1.5 in flowers grow in whorls on an inflorescence about 30 cms long. The name castanea, which means 'chestnut coloured', refers to the purplish-maroon flowers. Summer flowering. Sun. Winter dormant.
Height to 70 cms. Stunning raspberry-purple flowers from late spring, over many months. Sun and good drainage.
Height to about 40 cms. Evergreen. Large white flowers with a green eye. Leathery type foliage. Good drainage essential. Suitable for under Rhododendrons or deciduous trees.