Flowering late in the autumn, this unusual, rarely-offered dwarf, has rough-edged linear leaves of blue-green below trusses of rose pink flowers, each of which has a purple stripe on the petals. It will do well in anything from cool and moist to hot and dry, and this free-flowering form is worthy of a space in the rock garden and is even suitable for the smallest of troughs.
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:15+ (Approx)