Hardy Perennial Climber
- Flowers: Summer
- Position: Part shade
- Soil: Well drained
- Zones: 7, 8, 9
- Height: 36 inches
- Germination: Experience Useful
- Aftercare: Care and Understanding
- Ideal for: Border, Rockery
A quite rare and choice plant suitable for a well drained sunny or semi-shaded site in border, rockery or wall.
When planted among shrubs will happily scramble through them.
Palest blue, nodding, bell shaped 4cm (1½in) blooms, which reveal sumptuous orange and maroon centres when tilled.
Height 60-90cm (2-3ft).
|Sowing time:||from spring to mid summer.|
Sow on the surface of a good free draining, soilless sowing mix.
Do not exclude light which is beneficial to germination.
Keep the soil moist but not wet until germination which takes 7-40 days at 20C (70F).
Transplant the seedlings carefully when large enough to handle, into 7.5cm (3in) pots.
Later move to a cold frame and plant out in autumn or spring 30cm (12in) apart into slightly acid, deeply dug, sandy soil in sun or part shade.
Once established they are best not disturbed.