- Variety Info
- Sowing Info
Native: Europe & Asia
Hardiness: M. sylvatica is a perennial (short lived) in USDA zone 3–8. C. amabile is often grown as an annual or biennial.
Exposure: Part shade
Bloom Period: Early spring and summer
Plant Dimensions: 6"–24" tall
Variety Info: Numerous ⅓" across, petite blue star-shaped flowers. M.sylvatica has a yellow eye, while C. amabile is completely blue. Flowers rise gracefully above plants.
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Also sow in early fall for early spring bloom the following season (fall planting may be more effective in warm climates)
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside.
Days to Emerge: 5 – 10 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"–8"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–8"