Family:  Flowers
Genus:  Oxypetalum Species: coeruleum

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Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Bolivia
Number of Seeds: 30

Description: Perennial (40-80cm) Cottage Garden. From Bolivia, this small clear blue starry flower, is long lasting in bloom and as a cut flower, followed by long boat shaped seed pods. In the same family as Swan plants and other butterfly plants. We believe it came to this land with our grandmothers in the 19th Century.

Planting Instructions: Sow into trays in late spring, prick out when first leaves appear at 2.5 cm spacing and transplant at 30cm diagonal spacings, or amongst other plants they can grow up and lean around. In cold short seasons they make a bedding plant.