Neat clumps of narrow leaves and lovely blue flowers with papery bracts, on graceful stems.
Bright blue cornflower type flowers from early to late summer. Each plant has little foliage and it works best planted in groups of three or five, although it will self-seed to increase the clump if you let it.
Excellent for cutting, either fresh or drying.
Loved by bees and butterflies.
Introduced from Southern Europe in 1596.
Common name(s): Cupid's Dart. Blue Cupidone.