LITHODORA 'STARRY NIGHT'
Sprays of dazzling deep blue stars appear on springy prostrate stems in spring and early summer, making this a long-lived and easily grown stalwart. In autumn and throughout the winter, fascinating and intriguing, rock-hard, pure white spherical seeds remain on the bare black stems. For ancient, or even modern Greek speakers: lithos=stone, sperma=seed.
Sow seeds IMMEDIATELY you receive them, at any time of the year, they depend on having several months, sometimes up to a year in cold, damp compost, (NOT DRY IN A FRIDGE) before they will germinate. Keep the seed tray moist in a cold greenhouse or shady corner and do not discard. These fresh seeds can be very slow to germinate but do not use any artificial heat in an attempt to germinate them as it may simply disrupt their germination mechanism causing them to enter even deeper dormancy.
Common name:Lithospermum purpurocaeruleum, Purple Gromwell
Seeds / gram:100 (Approx)