|H. 'Midsummer Beauty' is an upright cultivar with lance-shaped green leaves to 4-1/2 inches long on purplish brown stems. While young the undersides are flushed red-purple. From midsummer to late autumn, lilac-purple flowers are on 5 to 6 inch long axillary racemes. These are suitable for rock gardens, mixed or shrub border and are also good container plants.