|Trachelium asperuloides dense, cushion-forming perennial, 2 inches tall and 6 inches wide. Leaves are small, overlapping, ovate-rounded, glossy and dark green. Flowers are bluish-purple or white, singly or in corymbs on a very short flower stalk. It is an undemanding, easy to grow plant, with good cut flowers. Blooming season is over the summer. In colder climates it can be sown indoors, and transplanted out as a summer annual.