Attractive, clump forming perennial cornflower, with large, deep lavender pink flowers in June/July.
It is very easy to grow from seed, and is highly attractive to butterflies and bees.
Excellent garden plant as well as cut flower. Plant in full sun.
Height: 80-90cm (32-36in).
Sow Jan – Mar or Sept – Nov on the surface of a free draining, damp seed compost. Cover with a
fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Keep at a temperature of between 15-20°C (59-68°F) until after germination, which will usually 3-4 weeks.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into
trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 45-60cm (18-24in) apart.