These plants are sumptuous, easy, beautiful and stoloniferous, which means they spread well. They have glaucous leaves, and thin stems which carry two to four flowers, about 25 mm (1") long, and plump like a plum, which are lime green and heavily chequered purple-black over brown. This species is native to much of Europe where they usually bloom early, in March and April before experiencing a dry summer.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Packet Content:10 (Approx)