Where to plant in my garden?
Very attractive in an herbaceous border.
Competes well with tall grasses in a meadow.
Habitat: Grassland and hedgerow
Growth Type: Perennial
Position: Full sun
Soil Preference: Wide range, preferring calcareous
RHS Perfect for pollinators
5 Jumbo plug plants
Deep violet blue flowers from June onwards provide nectar for bees and butterflies, in the 'June gap', when the best of the spring flowers and fruit blossom is over, but the height-of-summer flowers are not yet in full bloom.
A caterpillar food plant of the Brown Argus butterfly.
It is the parent to many garden varieties of hardy geranium.
Advised to plant in informal groups to encourage recognition and attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.