A useful and popular clump-forming plant, producing splashes of blue in the rockery or at the edges of beds and borders. The tiny, bell-like blooms are clustered at the top of each flower spike – an excellent choice for use in miniatureindoors.
VARIETIES: The standard choices are M. armeniacum (9 in., bluewith a white rim) and M. botryoides (7 in., sky blue flowers). If you prefer novelties, look through the catalogues for M. comosum ‘Plumosum’ (1 ft. feathery blue flowers) or M. tubergenianum (6 in., dark blue flowers above pale blue ones on the spike).
SITE AND SOIL: Any well-drained soil will do – thrives best in full sun.
PLANT DETAILS: Planting time September-October. Planting depth 3 in.
Spacing: 4 in. Height 6 in.-1 ft.
Flowering period: April-May.
PROPAGATION: Divide clumps in autumn every 3 years.