PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|In summer, spikes of small, pale-blue flowers with striking purple veining appear above rosettes of attractive, glossy foliage. Best grown near the front of the border, where its intricate markings can be best appreciated!|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Sow in spring in small pots or modules on the surface of good quality compost, barely covered, and place in a propagator or sealed plastic bag at 13-16C/55-60F. Grow seedlings on in 9cm pots and plant out after all risk of frost has passed. Can also be sown in the autumn in a cold frame for planting out the following spring. Germination usually takes 4-6 weeks. Cut back spent stems after flowering. This helps to encourage good flowering the next year and to keep the plants compact.|