Common Name: Honeywort
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline
Time to plant seeds: April to April
This beautiful hardy annual has become very much in vogue in recent years. It has oval, fleshy blue-green leaves, mottled with white, and rich purple-blue, tubular flowers held inside sea blue bracts. Bees love it and can be seen buzzing around the plants in summer. For early blooms, sow in pots indoors in early spring. Alternatively sow outdoors in April. Once introduced into the garden, self-sown seedlings will mean that it rarely disappears.
Looks good with:Hosta 'Julie Morss'