This scarce and beautiful plant makes a slowly creeping carpet of flared, deep blue bell flowers. The foliage consists of small, pointed, deeply-toothed, shiny green, leathery leaves. It is long-lived and completely hardy and makes a bright choice cushion either on a rockery or in a container.
Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.