Origin: Eastern United States
Improvement status: Wild
Seeds per packet: ~1,500
BOTANICAL SAMPLE - NOT GERMINATION TESTED
Lifecycle: Annual or Biennial
Native to eastern and central North America. An exotic looking flower on a single erect stem, reaching 3-5 feet tall culminating with clusters of 1 inch wide blue flowers at the top. The blue flowers have a cream colored ring, which encircles a long, curved pistil, that extends past petals, lending an exotic flair. Found along moist woodland edges. It can do well in partial to full shade, and medium to medium-wet soils. Annual but readily self seeds under appropriate growing conditions. Blooms July through September.
GROWING TIPS: Cold stratify for 30 days or fall sow.