Leptodermis oblonga

Leptodermis oblonga

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This plant needs a serious common name upgrade. Typically growing to a large shrub to about 8' tall, its claims to fame are: 1) absolute bombproof constitution - It will grow about anywhere it gets at least half a day of sun, and 2) it blooms and blooms and blooms. Starting in late spring and continuing through a good chunk of the summer it forms delicate masses of pale purple/lilac flowers that attract loads of pollinators. We grow it as a cut back shrub, wacking it to the ground in winter, and it grows back to form about a 3-4' shrub in a single season. Deer proof. Adaptable.