This white-woolly perennial herb, commonly found in the Kashmir valley, bears pale blue, nearly white flowers, which are are borne in spikes arranged in separated whorls, forming a branched cluster. It is hardy to Zone 7 although it may be evergreeen in warmer climes.
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.