Dozens of deep purple-blue blossoms in a small package (15″ tall x 20″). Reliably perennial, it happily self-sows to fill in bare spots with its ever-present color. When the flowers are spent (after months), cut back to 1”, side dress with compost & it’ll burst right back into bloom. BEST in rich soil & half day sun, but not required. Also heat tolerant. The individual flower petals are heart shaped. Often added to pressed-flower pages. Great in containers & perfect under yellow roses. It is a European cultivar; the word “pyrenaicum” meaning “the Pyrennes”.
Some growers urge caution because the plant is an aggressive seeder.
I am growing it in a wide shallow bowl near other low flowers like blue-eyed grass, sweet kate spiderwort, violas and bleeding heart.
First planted; 2017
Nursery: Annies Annual
Nursery: Yamagami of Cupertino