These "snapdragon" flowers have parallel purple streaks and stripes, whilst the lower lip has a yellow palate. They give off a strong sweet fragrance which is most attractive to pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies. The stems of this flowing plant are erect and freely branched, often with tufts of narrow leaves growing directly from the stem.
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:Sicilian Snapdragon