This excellent herbaceous perennial bears clumps of grey-green, hairy, lance-shaped leaves which in early summer push up stems bearing terminal clusters of deep pink, salver-shaped flowers. A beautiful and long-lived, clump-forming flower.
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.
Common name:Flower of Jove, Jupiter's flower