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PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violetBlue-purple with gold eyes
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Flower heads open over an extended period in late spring on a stout, hairy stem from a rosette of thick, wavy leaves
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Partial shadeShelter from cold, drying winds
Additional FeaturesGood to knowProduces heads of closely packed flowers. Soil should be open enough to prevent stagnation and rot in winterPests & DiseasesSlugs, snails, powdery mildewPlace of originGarden origin
Flower ShapeCup-shapedShallowly cup-shaped
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilNeutral to acid soil