This was a naturally occurring mutation that was discovered growing on a nursery in France. It is an erect, clump-forming perennial with typical "Jacob's Ladder" compound, pinnate leaves. Leaves are bright green variegated with golden-creamy-white edges. Cup-shaped, violet-sky blue flowers appear drooping from flowering stems in spring.
Height x Spread / Trail
40 x 30 cm
April - May
Striking foliage will brighten shady locations in border fronts, woodland gardens, cottage gardens or shade gardens.
Prefers cool partial shade in the hottest summer months, with free draining soil or compost. Prefers rich, humusy, consistently moist soils that do not dry out.
A hardy plant which should survive normal winter conditions outside, especially if protected from the hardest frosts.
Plants may be cut back to basal foliage after flowering or if foliage declines to tidy the planting and to encourage a possible late summer rebloom.
Suggested pot sizes to transplant plugs : 11cm : 1 Litre : 3 Litre +