Smoky Hills

We fell in love with this plant because of its name, SMOKY HILLS (Scutellaria resinosa). My husband grew up in the Smoky Hills of Ellsworth County and we lived there for eight years after our marriage. It has a bad habit of getting "woody" and flattening out in the center once it gets a certain size, but early in the spring and summer, it is lovely. When the plant is in bloom, it's easy to see where it got its name, especially if you've ever spent time in Kansas' beautiful Smoky Hills.
UPDATE: The plants didn't do well in the hot summer sun, but we moved one of them to the front entry garden with morning sun and afternoon shade, and it's thriving there.