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Vivid violet blue with a white eye.
All plants that flower this heavily need some attention to give the longest flowering time possible. We find that
benefit from pruning. When the flower bearing stems start to bend over because they are so long, we prune them back to the green shoot area at the base of the flower spike. Within two weeks the first colour is again appearing. Planting into gardens where soil is in good tilth and compost has been added gives best results. In pots use the best quality potting media you can buy, add some slow release fertilizer at potting, keep moist but not over wet and watch the results.
The only pests we have seen are an odd caterpillar and occasional aphis. Both can be squashed between the fingers or similar.