A favourite of flower arrangers, these papery, bright blue blossoms are excellent for cutting, fresh or dried, plants forming a low clump of narrow grey-green leaves with flowers appearing on upright stems in summer. They are drought tolerant, once established. In the ancient language of flowers, "Cupid's Dart" symbolizes love.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Cupid's Dart