Featured in the well-known pre-Raphaelite painting by John Byam-Shaw called “The Boer War”. Becomes quite shrubby, with mid-green foliage dotted all over with small, delicate, lilac flowers.
Top tip: Can be grown in full sun or dappled shade and is much loved by hoverflys, butterflies and moths.
Propagation: Propagation by division which is best done in spring when the plant produces young offset plants at its base. .
Depth of water over the soil: 0-5cm
Planting: Plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic soil.