Common name: Flower of Jove, Jupiter's flower
Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
Minimum Height: 30 cm
Maximum Height: 45 cm
This excellent herbaceous perennial bears clumps of grey-green, hairy, lance-shaped leaves which in early summer push up stems bearing terminal clusters of deep pink, salver-shaped flowers. A beautiful and long-lived, clump-forming flower.
Sowing advice: For best results, sow seeds immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. However, we sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, and often wait for spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown. But spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth if successful germination occurs.
A beautiful and long-lived, clump-forming flower