Above neat tufts of narrow leaves stand rounded heads of rich-blue, star-shaped flowers, showing dark central veins, and blue stemmed stamens. Seedlings grown from seeds collected from this diminutive "African Lily" may vary a little but will all be lovely.
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.
Common name:African Lily