Dense sprays of delicate, star-shaped, very pale blue flowers appear in early spring before conveniently dying down for the summer. This very long lived and trouble free plant is perfect for any rock garden or path edge. It is robust and hardy, requiring little attention to flourish and produce sizeable clumps.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, 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 tray 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.
Common name:Spring star, Spring starflower