This unusual and desirable, non-climbing, herbaceous species, that was introduced from the mountains of Honshu, Japan, in 1860, produces whorls of palest blue tubular flowers smelling of lily-of-the-valley, quite late in the year, from August and September onwards. The handsome coarse foliage and the intricate branching of its upper reaches add to the attraction.
For best results, sow seeds as soon as you receive them onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. These seeds can be very slow indeed to germinate, and may wait for spring before emerging whenever sown. Do not use artificial heat to try to germinate them as it will simply disrupt their germination mechanism. Please be very patient, and do not discard the seed pan.
Common name:Virgin's Bower
Packet Content:10+ (Approx)