Recent introduction from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, selected on Cedros Island by Carol Bornstein. Plants form a tidy, handsome mound to 3’ high with an equal spread. Deeply cut leaves are mid-green and held densely on the stems. Dark purple flowers on 8” stems form above the foliage most of the year in coastal California. Useful for dry borders and especially effective mixed with native Salvias. Plants have demonstrated surprising tolerance of heavy soils in a four-year old test planting. Attractive to butterflies. Hardy to 20F. Baja California.