Veronica spicata 'Fairytale,' $16.95 at Klehm's Song Sparrow. 14-16"h x 16-18"w. Zones 4-9. 3 for 48. Full sun/partial shade. Container size 2.06qt. "Wands of soft-pink with darker stamens in midsummer above a compact mound of silvery-green foliage. Remove spent flowers to keep blooms coming. Pastel color and a not-too-tall height makes it easy to combine in borders or in mixed containers."
Want a plant to brighten a dull corner of your yard? This may be it! There hasn't been this much buzz about a plant in years! People have been clamouring for a re-blooming lilac for years and 'Bloomerang' delivers with a dense, compact plant with an intense mid May bloom followed by more deliciously fragrant bloom cones throughout the summer and fall, and it attracts butterflies, too! Mature ht 1.5 m (4 to 5 ft).
The royal purple smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria ' Royal Purple') gets its name from the tiny flowers that appear in spring and early summer, giving the impression of a cloud of smoke. Description from I searched for this on