Sturdy, dark green roundish foliage forms a dense groundcover. In mid summer slender stems rise to 15 inches with full clusters of rosy-pink flowers that have striking purple calyces. It is long blooming, from July to October, and is a great cut flower, both in fresh bouquets and for drying. It is also a good butterfly plant. Once establilshed it needs little water. Plant in full sun with little fertilizer.