Common name: Asyneuma lobelioides var filipes
Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
Minimum Height: 8 cm
Maximum Height: 10 cm
This lovely campanula relative forms compact tufts of sabre-shaped leaves, from which thread-like stems hold blue-gray flowers tipped with bright red anthers, which are borne in profusion in June. This unusual genus has extra value on account of its summer blooms!
Sowing advice: Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
This unusual genus has extra value on account of its summer blooms!