Although it does bear fairly inconspicuous, dark purple, honey-scented flowers it is primarily grown as a foliage plant. A new and hardy variety, with the pale silvery-green leaves being edged white. These leaves become tinged dark pink in winter. Excellent for flower arranging,
May-June flowering. Evergreen. Best in a sunny, sheltered position in a well drained soil. 3m x 2m (10' x 6').