|Seasonal Interest:||Spring to Fall|
|Color/Feature:||Highly variable, white, purple, yellow, orange, red, pink, even with two or three colors on single cyme.|
|Maintenance:||Cut dead canes to the ground in mid-winter; if the plant has survived, small sprouts will emerge from the base of the plant in early spring.|
Some form groundcovers only 1′ or so tall, others are rounded shrubs reaching 6′ in height. The dark green foliage is prickly with a pungent scent. Shrubs, herbaceous perennials, or annuals depending upon the cultivar and location of growth. Good varieties for Lubbock area are Confetti, Irene and Dallas Red. Attracts butterflies.
Learn about other water-wise perennials for Lubbock County, courtesy of Lubbock Master Gardeners Association.