Rosette of narrow, sometimes purple-blotched leaves makes a good green mass from early spring onwards. Not until mid-summer do the pincushion-like baby-blue flowers appear.
||ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
||try germinating at room temperature. if no germination in a few weeks, give 6 weeks cold at return to room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|As with many plants sporting airy flowers, it's hard to capture the effect on camera. This photo at least shows the foliage and some flowers floating well above it.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from '02 trade. Baggy 65F 4wks, cold 6 wks, 20%G at 65F, 8-24d
- Same seed as above. Pot 65F. 28%G, 13-15d
Seed does not appear to lose viability quickly. Dry storage may remove cold requirement, or planting in potting soil may be beneficial vs. baggy method.
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