One of the cold hardiest blue flowered cultivars and one of the earliest to bloom as well. An open spreading shrub with prickily deep green leaves. In March/April the whole shrub is obscured in violet blue clouds of flowers. Its amazing. To 6′ x 6′ quickly in any well drained soil with little to no summer water. One of the toughest cultivars that also takes very well to pruning which should be done after blooming to increase density if needed. Take blasting reflected heat and is great in hot urban situations. Moderately deer resistant. Cold hardy to 0ºF- useful in the coldest gardens.