Archive entry 13.10.13
3rd September 2010
Another one of the classic perennial plants that is getting a chance in the new herbaceous border. It has grown well
and flowered through the latter part of summer. As autumn takes hold, the upper leaves have reddened, which adds contrast
to the bright blue flowers.
The species is from China, and has long been grown in gardens although there is some uncertainty
about when it was first introduced.
3rd November 2012
It has been slow to flower after a cool summer, but the purple autumn tints are a compensation.