Rosettes of fresh green foliage below candles of dark purple-violet flowers. Blooms profusely in May, June and July, followed by attractive seed-heads, that gradually darken to a reddish-black. It’s ideal for growing in a sunny mixed or herbaceous border, and is also suitable for growing in containers.
A short-lived perennial, but allow it to seed and you'll never be without it.
It will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions but must have good drainage.
All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.