With its bicolor blooms of white and salmon pink, each small flower is a work of exquisite beauty. Arranged on numerous spikes, the flowers have a light and airy presence in the garden that facilitates countless combinations.
Only a few of the perennials in this large genus are hardy for us, but among them are several superb garden plants. Most offer spikes of densely packed flowers in shades of pink and purple and have a long period of bloom. They are especially valuable where summers are hot and dry, for they ignore heat and go steadily about the business of making flowers. All prefer sun and excellent drainage.
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