A smallish perennial of poor soils, including heavily grazed calcareous downland, but will grow in any soil. This lovely wildflower has a deep root system so withstands drought. The sky-blue flowers appear between June and Oct. A useful ornamental plant for the garden, attracting not just insects but goldfinches for the seeds in autumn. Sow at any time of year, but best results from an autumn sowing.
Seed from Shropshire
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