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).
|One of my favourite spring-flowering plants, with delicate sprays of sky-blue flowers, somewhat similar to forget-me-not, but with rather more wiry flower stems, above large, rich-green, heart-shaped leaves.|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Either sow outside in late summer to autumn or inside at any other time, placing the sown pot in a plastic bag and stratifying in the fridge for about 28 days, then providing a temperature of 60F/16C until germination, which should take 1-3 months: The seeds should be covered with a thin layer of sieved compost or fine vermiculite. Pot on seedlings and grow on until large enough to plant out 20-40cm apart in sun or part shade. Transplant outdoors following the last frost or in autumn. Easy to care for - cut back spent flowering stems and untidy foliage to keep the plant neat. Will form large clumps quite quickly; split as necessary from late summer to winter.|