Common Name: Purple Gem
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Early Midseason
Height in feet in 10 years: 2
Hardiness: -20 F (-29 C)
Soil Conditions: Moist well drained acidic soil
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Description: The leaves are 12" long, aromatic, rusty olive-green. New growth is grayish-blue and turns bronze in winter. It has a dense, compact, rounded habit. Flower bright purplish-violet. The flowers are held in ball-shaped trusses.