Moody, sultry and mysterious--add some melodrama to your shaded garden by including this interesting species. Crinkle-cut, star-shaped foliage is often spotted at the internodes with the same dark saturated violet that distinguishes the flowers. The round flowers are small, but numerous, and are flat to reverse concave. The foliage is lower-growing than other types, yet still suited for the middle layer of a planting. Will seed around slighly, never making a pest of itself.