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 the first year from seed sown in early spring; deadhead to prolong bloom. Short-lived, but volunteer seedlings provide replacements.
Large chartreuse to lime green leaves are veined and centered with bright red; white blossoms.
Native to southern Europe. Upright plants grow to 1–4 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, with deeply cut, alm...
Native from British Columbia to California. Grows to 6–24 in. high, about 9 in. wide. Pale viole...