Real dark purple foliage and stems. Purple flower buds that open to pinkish purple flowers. Nicely-cut shiny leaves are attractive blooms the second year. Grows around 3 feet tall. A real stand out in the garden. Best is full sun with well drained but moisture retentive soils or in part shade.
A. sylvestris grows naturally throughout most of Europe, east through Russia to western China and in a small area of northeastern North America.