|Dwarf shrubby perennials. Leaves are medium green, with 7 to 10 palmate, fuzzy lance-shaped leaflets. Grown for their brilliant colored sweet pea shaped flowers on tall spikes in spring and early summer.
Colors range from blue, red, rose, yellow and white. Wonderful cottage garden additions, eye-catching when planted in large masses. Other than requiring good drainage, not fussy about soil. Can start from seed in winter or early spring.