Large, silvery, soft violet-blue flowers have small golden throats and yellow anthers with prominent, divided red-orange styles. In cultivation, they lend themselves to being unusually attractive in pots or on the show bench, when they make solid congested clumps, the flowers crowding together to form a solid mass. This plant is extremely rare, and indeed is protected in the wild. It was discovered in the Taurus Mountains of Southern Turkey in 1994, and the sole locality is a closely guarded secret. These precious seeds are related to the original find by Erich Pasche.
Sow seeds at any time, covering them very thinly with compost or grit, 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 pot 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:10 (Approx)