Compact mounds of gray-green foliage topped by lots of lavender blue, pincushion like blooms from early summer to autumn. Great front of the border plant or to be used in containers. Deadhead regularly to promote blooms all season. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Best in average to moist, well-drained soil. Dislikes winter wet. Tolerant of coastal conditions and drought. Deer resistant. Zones 4-9.