Lifespan: Herbaceous perennial
Origin: East Asia- China, Japan, Korea and Russian Far East
Height/width: 2-3' tall, 1' spacing.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade. Well-drained soil. Winter dormant, reappear late spring. Cold hardy.
Description: Blue/ violet flower. Flower looks like a balloon, and then pops open into a star shape. Border plant. Cut flower. Deer resistant. Used in Chinese and Korean medicine. In Korea, the root is eaten like a vegetable, made into desserts and beverages.
Flowering time: Summer