General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 16 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: Seeds
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 60-70F
Depth to plant seed: Surface to 1/16"
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon


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  • Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on May 3, 2014 7:05 PM concerning plant:
    The seed packet said this variety is a half hardy annual and will only overwinter in mild climates. I planted 3 last year and 2 have returned despite the horribly snowy & cold winter. Oddly, the one plant that was mulched did not return. The other 2 were just covered in fallen leaves.

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