This is no “green” shrub. It starts the season with rich purple foliage, becoming deeper in color until it is nearly black, and then in fall it turns a brilliant orange.. This semi-dwarf dark-leaf smokebush is a Proven Winners, therefore you know it is special. Early summer brings wispy redflowers that become the beautiful, hazy-violet “smoke” that gives this plant its name. It has a rounded, semi-dwarf habit.
Foliage: Summer – purple black
Fall – brilliant orange
Big, rich burgundy blooms covering mounding green foliage on upright stems will add drama to a relaxed, colorful summer border. A must-have for sunny borders and cutting gardens, this selection was bred for cold hardiness and compact form with prolific flowering over an exceptionally long season. An herbaceous perennial.
Break up the winter doldrums with these spring-inspired ideas for how to use your rose blooms this year. Plant roses for hedges, containers, vases, or specimens in pinks, whites, reds, corals. Start daydreaming and plan your garden now. Help pass the winter doldrums with your dreams. Go to Monrovia’s site for ideas. goo.gl/bDSzKi