This wispy, free-flowering European native thrives in summer borders, where its cornflower-like blooms can be cut for fresh or dried arrangements. Gray-green, grassy leaves form a clump to 1 ft. high and wide. Lavender-blue, 2-in. flowers surrounded by strawlike, shining bracts appear atop leafless, 2-ft. stems. ‘Alba‘ has white blossoms, ‘Major‘ deep blue-violet blooms. Plants will flower first year from seed sown in early spring; deadhead to prolong bloom. Short-lived, but volunteer seedlings provide replacements.
Native to Europe. Coarse,rather weedy garden plant to3 ft. high and 2 ft. wide, withfinely divided, br...
This old-fashioned charmer from the Mediterranean region is best against a fence or wall or at the bac...
Lavenderflowers precede foliage thatopens pink, matures to limeand gold, then shades to green.