An unusual garden feature
Electric-blue, metallic-looking flowers. Excellent for bees, and ideal for cottage and wildlife gardens. Height 60cm (24"). HA - Hardy annual.
This easy-to-grow annual will readily self-seed, providing generations of nectar-rich blooms that will entice pollinators into your garden.
Aftercare - Easy:False
Aftercare - Moderate:False
Aftercare - High:False
Likes Acidic Soil:False
Beds & Borders:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
Sow February-May or September at 15-20°C (60-68°F) in pots or trays using a good quality compost, cover the seed lightly with a sprinkling of compost, or vermiculite. Place in a polythene bag or propagator and keep the soil moist at all times. When the seedlings are large enough to handle transfer and grow on in cooler conditions. Acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 5-7 days. Alternatively sow direct into the ground outside, rake in to a depth of 3cm (1") when the risk of frost has passed.
Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers. Attractive to pollinators. Prefers full sun.
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