Growth habit: Medium height, airy perennial
Height: 30 - 60 cm
Spread: 30 cm
Bloom Time: June - July
Bloom Colour: Sky blue to light blue
Light: Full sun
Moisture: Average to dry, drought tolerant
Soil: Poor to average, grows in clay but must be well-drained
Seeding: Easy to grow and does not need cold stratification. First year growth is minimal as the roots develop. Rapid growth and blooming occurs in second year.
Landscape uses: Graceful airy stems covered in blue flowers early summer, repeat blooms more lightly through summer. Not long-lived, allow volunteer seedlings to replace the older plants. Mature plants do not like to be transplanted, but small seedlings transplant well. An attractive plant for the rock garden or dry, sunny areas.
Interesting features: The single flower on a stalk opens in the morning and closes by end of day. New flowers open the next day. Will cross-pollinate with non-native forms found in commercial wildflower seed mixes.
Natural habitat: Moist grasslands, dry open woods and slopes. Found often in disturbed areas along roadsides.
Ecology: Info coming soon