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 in a cool place 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 as a rule they wait for spring before emerging whenever they are sown. Please be very patient, and do not discard the seed pan, no matter how long it takes for germination to occur.
Common name:Virgin's Bower
Packet Content:10+ (Approx)