A compact, deciduous shrub with dazzling lime-green foliage which contrasts brilliantly with the spires of violet-purple flowers that are produced in late summer and early autumn. It needs full sun for the leaf colour to develop well, although it will tolerate some light shade. Great as an accent plant in a border of blues and purples. Flowers July-September. Height 90-100cm (3'-3'3"); spread 60cm (24"). Supplied in a 2 litre pot.