Bell-like blossoms in shades of lavender-pink to violet bloom along arching stems like rows of fairy caps hung to dry on wash day. This whimsical display sets the hearts of gardeners both novice and veteran aflame. Slieve Donard strain was named for the highest peak of the Mourne Mountains in Co. Down, Ireland by the nearby nursery that made the selection. Appreciates a sunny well-drained site and protection from voles. Some summer water prolongs bloom.
Mature size: leaves 2-3 feet tall & clumping. Flower spike 5 feet tall; allow air space for swaying in the breeze.
Minimum temperature: 10° F