One of the most attractive winter rosettes with strikingly variegated 'soft' thistle leaves which sprout forth a multitude of fragrant purple summer flowers which open in long succession all summer. Gently self-seeds in a hot year although fertile seeds are few and must be collected individually by hand.
For best results, seeds are best sown directly into the ground where required in the spring. These seeds are very sticky and must be pulled apart before being sown Alternatively, sow in early spring in gentle warmth at 15-20 degrees C. Prick out into small 3" pots and plant in final position when the plants are established.
Packet Content:10 (Approx)