A completely hardy, herbaceous dwarf plant from the mountains of South Africa. Dense sprays of delicate pinkish-blue and white flowers attract bees throughout the summer. Leaves intriguingly perfumed with an aromatic mixture of sage and mint.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.