Widespread over most of
, but less
Meadows and roadsides in sunny situations.
Native perennial of medium
height (up to 60cm) with large, bright blue flowers over an inch across
from June to September. The flowers can range from bright blue to soft
purple. The long flowering
period has made it popular for planting in gardens.
food plant of the Brown Argus Butterfly.
Sowing Instructions for Seeds:
Sow seed in
spring in a greenhouse or cold frame. When the seedlings are large
enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots.
Plant the seedlings out into their final position in summer.
plants and seeds are of native British origin.