This bone-hardy and slow-spreading plant opens its amazingly deep cobalt blue flowers in early spring which arise, on short stems, from a compact rosette of leathery oval leaves. It thrives best in a well-drained rock garden with occasional summer rain, and where other more vigorous plants will not encroach upon it. It also makes a perfect wall or trough plant.
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.
Common name:Naked-stalked globe daisy