Native Region: northeastern Asia, Alaska to northwestern United States, British Columbia
Zone Range: 03-08
Harvest Date: Sunday 26 August, 2012
Seed count: 20-25
This bulbous perennial has lance-shaped light green leaves and bears racemes of up to 8 cup-shaped, pendent black-purple flowers in early summer. Height to 18 inches.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in autumn in a cold frame. Expose to winter cold until germination in spring. Transfer to a cold greenhouse and grow on for 2 years in containers before planting outside. Grow in humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil with added leaf mold in full sun to light shade.