This rare, unique, and elusive plant has been obtained from the Hungarian Botanic Garden at Vacratot, where it makes a slowly-spreading carpet of delicate stems carrying thin-tubed, flared-ended, sky blue flowers which have great value as they appear very late in the year, right into the first frosts, when almost all other bellflowers are long-gone. In fact, the last-flowering bellflower you can get! In the wild it grows in damp meadows in the foothills of Russia, northern Asia and Iran. It is also possibly the only "symphyandra" (rather than campanula) which has a gently-running perennial habit!
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:SYMPHYANDRA ODONTOSEPALA