Native to Europe and Asia (cultivar)
Vivid blue flowers seem other worldly, and stand erect on sturdy upright wiry stems with spiny bracts and foliage. Bees love the flowers as much as you will in a vase, and with such a long flowering season, all will be happy. Deer, rabbit, and drought tolerant, and extremely salt tolerant.
Creates structure for the fall and winter garden, and perfect along a winter salted parking lot, or dry meadow. Alkaline soil tolerant as well.