Asparagus is a perennial vegetable that produces edible shoots or spears that may be harvested in May and June. ‘Purple Passion’ is a cultivar that produces attractive purple spears that have a mild, nutty flavor. The spears provide excellent purple color if added raw to salads, but turn green when cooked.
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Agastache is a group of aromatic perennials that grow in dry, often hilly habitats in China, Japan, U.S. and Mexico. Insects are highly attracted to the flowers. Bolero is a garden hybrid developed from a species native to the southwestern United States. This selection features loose spikes of vivid, rose-purple flowers over a compact mound of fragrant bronze-green foliage that is deer and slug resistant.
This Astilbe has airy plumes of fragrant, pale pink. The flowers are supposed to bloom June through August; however, one evaluator noted its bloom time as being only in August and some evaluators noted it did not flower at all. It was observed that Color Flash® was not as floriferous as Astilbe ‘Hennie Graafland’.