Spikes of thickly clustered, bell-shaped, purple-lavender flowers are carried amidst the glossy, dark green foliage in late summer to autumn.
Best in light to full shade. Average, well-drained soil but water during dry periods. Ideal for rockeries, containers and borders. Evergreen. Grows to 30x45cm.
Before planting make sure that the soil is well prepared by digging in Compost to improve soil structure. This can be done by, digging individual holes for each plant or digging the compost into a trench.
In heavier clay soils adding a handful of Gypsum ever 1m2 or so, will further improve the structure. In really heavy soils you can plant into a slight mound to help with drainage.
Fertilise using Kings 24+ or for an organic option try Aquaticus Garden Booster.
Water the plant deeply and mulch with Living Earth More than Mulch to reduce competition for nutrients form weeds.