Grow in average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Needs full sun for best foliage color. Avoid wet, poorly-drained soils.
These plants are about 28 to 30 inches high and nearly as wide. They attract butterflies and hummingbirds all summer, and require little care. A very hardy perennial, Mystica is a beauty of a plant, with large lavender-pink bloom clusters that really stand out against the charcoal-dark stems and foliage. In spring, the new leaves emerge bronze on this upright plant. In summer, they green out. Then in autumn, they blaze deep red!
No serious insect or disease problems. Root rot can occur in wet, poorly-drained soils.
Mass in sunny borders. Also effective as accent or specimen.