A rare, clump forming hardy perennial carrying sprays of purple flowers in spring and early summer. 'Niger' refers to the bizarre transformation in autumn, when the perfectly preserved black skeleton of the plant remains throughout the winter.
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.
Packet Content:8 (Approx)