A tolerant plant. Happy in full sun or part shade. Can withstand drought, wind, salt, rain, snow and frosts. Tolerant to good or poor soils, And all pH's and aspects.
The leaves are a mid green soft to the touch, the flowers are small and blue coloured, occasionally with hints of pink. These are small but come in mass and create a mist of blue through beds and borders. The plants are typically grown as a biennial flowering a little in their first year. In full size and bloom the second. Although these tend to tail off after 2 years they will self seed (or can be hand sown) so plants turn themselves over meaning you always have some.
Low maintenance and tolerant so easy to grow. Fantastic for that informal cottage feel. The flowers not only look beautiful but are loved by the early bees and other insects, the seeds should be left as these are loved by our songbirds bringing in, finches, sparrows, dunnocks and more.
Upon arrival unpack carefully and if dry give a little water. Acllimatise the plant to its new environment before potting on or planting out.