Native to western North America where it grows in mountain meadows, this hardy compact perennial forms a shrubby clump. Erect stems to 40cm. hold clusters of tubular, purple blue flowers with lipped lobed mouths. Each flower is no more than one centimeter in length. Ideal for front of the border or pot specimen. Enjoys full sun to light shade. In well drained slightly acidic soils. Hardy and easy. 40 cm H x 40 cm W.
Sow seeds in good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time. Lightly cover with fine grit or vermiculite to their own depth. Place in a propagator or cover with a plastic lid in a warm place. We recommend germinating at 15-20 degrees C. keep moist at all times, but do not saturate. Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.