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Form: Long-lived, reliable plants with often dramatic foliage and attractive and sometimes fragrant flowers. The range is enormous from 3' high clumps of beefy foliage to tiny tufts 6" high. Clump forming.
Foliage: Ovate to lanceolate with entire margins, leaves vary tremendously in size and range in color from dark green, blue, yellow, and cream variegated, some with wavy margins, puckered spots, distinct veins or shiny surfaces.
Flower: Erect thick scapes emerge above foliage in mid to late summer. Trumpet-shaped flowers in a range of colors from lavender to white. May be small or large and waxy. Usually not fragrant.