The sword-shaped leaves of this early spring phenomenon emerge dark plum-purple and catch the eye of early season plant hunters. Gradually the leaves change to green and are followed by a good show of blue flowers in late spring. Plant along pond or stream edges or in consistently moist garden sites for best leaf color. Grows 2-3' tall. Brought to us by the magical gardens of Mt. Cuba and our friends at North Creek Nurseries, Inc. Plant 24" apart.