Pretty silver-hued leaves compliment the purple and orange flowers on this short shrub. A super deep taproot–up to 20 feet deep!–helps this long-lived plant survive droughts. Every prairie garden deserves at least one. It is a legume–a plant that increases nitrogen in the soil.
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture: Medium, Dry
Height: 3 feet
Blooms: June, July, Aug
Benefits: Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant
This small, compact shrub is best planted individually in sunny gardens, with about one every 15 feet.