|Fast growing perennial, although usually treated as an annual. Leaves are whitish gray to medium green, lance shaped and 3" long. Valued for its dense, long lasting, violet-blue lipped flower spikes. Outstanding in mass plantings, borders or containers. Thrives in full sun in well
drained soil. 'Mina' is a smaller cultivar reaching to only 12" tall. A welcomed blue addition that blends or complements just about any color in the border.