In summer months it turns purple with prairie fields of sea lavender.
These can produce large areas of color in the summer such as areas of pink thrift and drifts of purple Sea Lavender.
There are various herbaceous plants which may be similarly treated, such as sea-kale and horseradish, and, among ornamental plants, the beautiful autumn-blooming Anemone japonica, Bocconia cordata, Dictamnus Fraxinella - the burning bush; the sea hollies (Eryngium), the globe thistle (Echinops ritro), the Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale), the sea lavender (Statice latifolia), Senecio pulcher, &c. The sea-kale and horseradish require to be treated in the open garden, where the cut portions should be planted in lines in wellworked soil; but the roots of the others should be planted in pots and kept in a close frame with a little warmth till the young shoots have started.
The rare curved hardgrass Parapholis incurva, and the sea lavender Limonium recurvum may also be present.
These can produce large areas of color in the summer such as areas of pink Thrift and drifts of purple Sea Lavender.