Rock Star Plant -
Flip Side® Chastetree

Flip Side® Chastetree is cloaked in 8-inch, fragrant, deep purple flowers that attract a nonstop parade of pollinators. A strong rebloomer, both you and your garden pollinators will enjoy those flowers all season long. Named for the unique greyish olive-green leaves that are dusky purple on the lower surface, Flip Side® is a superb focal point plant for warm climate gardens.

Deer Resistant

Flip Side® has deer resistant qualities, which make it a great option for your landscape if you’ve got lots of furry visitors in your garden. Check out our blog on deer resistant plants to learn even more.

Great for Cut Flowers

This Rock Star plant is also perfect for cut floral arrangements and bouquets, brightening up any bunch of flowers with its unique color and shape! To learn more, watch our Garden Gabs on cut floral arranging.

Fragrant + Pollinator

In addition to being great for arrangements, Flip Side® also has amazing pollinator attraction, which means it’ll be a hot spot in your garden for our pollinating friends.

Landscape Tips

Due to its size and shape, Flip Side® is an excellent option for adding structure, height and privacy to any landscape while also highlighting the color of its beautiful flowers and foliage. Head to our blog on landscape design tips to learn more.


Planting: This Rock Star thrives when planted in full sun. To ensure you are planting your Flip Side® correctly, check out our planting blog.

Watering: Flip Side® prefers soil that is kept evenly moist. Be sure to watch our video on watering for the best tips and tricks to keep Flip Side® hydrated all season long.

Fertilizing: Flip Side® won’t need much fertilizer to kickstart that stunning color, but if you want to apply, be sure to use a granular, well balanced, slow-release fertilizer. Apply once in spring when you see green leafy new growth and be sure to follow the directions on the package. To learn more, watch our video on how to fertilize in spring.

Pruning: Flip Side® is very tolerant of pruning. Prune after the first bloom to encourage a rebloom.

Plant Details

Height: 6-8’
Width: 8-10’
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 7-9
Heat Zone: 9
Shape: Upright, arching
Flower Color: Dark Purple
Foliage: Green

In addition to ordering Flip Side® Chastetree online, you can also use our Find a Retailer tool to locate First Editions® at garden centers near you. Remember to tag us on social @firsteditionsshrubstrees if you plant one of these shrubs and sign up for our newsletter for monthly inspiration, tips, and more delivered right to your inbox.