Where to plant in my garden?
Plant under trees, at the bottom of a hedge or at the front of a shady border.
Habitat: Woodland, hedgerow and grassland
Growth Type: Perennial
Position: Shade to semi-shade
Soil Preference: Wide range
5 Jumbo plug plants
Pansy-like, purple flowers are a good early nectar source for bees and butterflies.
Caterpillar food plant of the Silver Washed Fritillary, High Brown Fritillary (Britain's most endangered butterfly), Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary, Pearl Bordered Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary.
Advised to plant in informal groups to encourage recognition and attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.