This shrub in the pea family is native to Himalaya as well as Afghanistan and Tibet. It is suited to a wide range of soil conditions but prefers slightly moist, well-drained soil. Grows in full to part sun. Rose pink to lilac blooms appear in mid-summer and are followed in fall by dark purple seed pods. Foliage is blueish green and finely textured. Considered a cut back shrub as the foliage dies to the ground in winter and sends up new growth as temperatures warm in the spring. Useful in hot sunny locations.
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