Never saw flowers from the first time we tried these (my typical annual afflication: by the time I get around to setting them out, it's into the warm season, I'm tired, and I forget where I put things). This year, I put them right up at the front of the border, and sure enough, they bloomed. Smaller plants than I was expecting, but the combination of the starry-silvery foliage and the clear blue flowers is a winning one. I'd love if this would self-seed for us, but just to be sure, I'll be collecting some seed myself.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from PT order. Soaked seed, baggy 70F (75+%G, 5-25d). Required scarification to germinate
- Same seed as above. Scarified with sandpaper, soaked 1d. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4d)
Good scarification is key to germination. Seedlings grow fast.
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July 20, 2005