Collected at 3,400m in the foothills of Mount Everest, this lovely plant produces a clump of many stems which bear sprays of sky-blue flowers in the spring and early summer. Will do best in cool damp soil in a shady spot.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.