|Bushy annual. Leaves are blue-green, with 7 to 9 palmate, lance-shaped leaflets to 2 1/2 inch long. Grown for their brilliant display of pale purple-blue, yellow and deep blue sweet pea shaped flowers on tall spikes in spring and early summer. Wonderful cottage garden additions, eye-catching when planted in large masses. Other than requiring good drainage, not fussy about soil. Can start from seed in winter or early spring.