Native Region: Caucasus Mountains, Iran
Zone Range: 06-09
Preferred Climate: Temperate to hot sunny
Harvest Date: Tuesday 16 August, 2016
Seed count: 30-40
You can look at this plant as either a short lived perennial or a very long lived biennial, but however you wish to describe it, it is a beautiful plant for the mixed border or the cutting garden. The flowers dry superbly. This rosette-forming taprooted plant has heart-shaped basal leaves and bears branched flowers consisting of cylindrical umbels, initially pale green, then steel-blue with silvery gray bracts. Height 3 feet.
Sow seed in containers in a coldframe as soon as your seed order arrives. Grow in moist, fertile well-drained soil in full sun. For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant.