Intriguing spikes of poker like flowers are borne from May to August, on this native of China. Heads of tiny purple flowers open from the bottom up. Flower heads may reach 30cm in height above lower
foliage. Moisture retentive soil in sun or light shade.
Height: 30cm (12in). Sp; 30cm (12")
Surface sow in spring on moist seed compost and place inside a clear
Maintain temperature at 20°C until germination occurs.
Lower the temperature after germination.