|Hardy, deciduous perennials for shaded gardens with large, bold leaves often marked with contrasting colors. Leaves range in shape from round to lance-shaped, and colors can be yellow to green to blue, often with white, yellow or green marginal markings. Lavender or white flowers grow on 2 foot stalks in early summer. Wonderful contrast when planted with small-leaved plants, adding texture to the landscape.
This slow-growing cultivar has broadly heart-shaped, pointed, glaucous, deep blue-green leaves, 3 inches long, becoming slightly puckered with age. Bears dense racemes of pale mauve-gray flowers on 12 inch stalks in midsummer. 4 inches tall, 12 inches wide.