|Trachymene coerulea is a pretty annual, with upright 2 foot high stems, and fine foliage. Small bluish lavender flowers are borne in 2 to 3 inches wide, delicate clusters. Makes a good cut flower. Prefers rich, well drained soil. Sow seeds in place in early spring, it does not transplant well. Not particularly heat tolerant, in climates where summers are hot, and winters mild, it can be sown in fall for early spring bloom.