Height from 40 to 80 cms. Lovely greenish purple foliage and blue flowers. Sun or partial shade in summer. Winter dormant.
To 15 cms. Lots of small powder blue flowers edged and centred with white giving a starry appearance. Dry shade, woodland or pots. Peaty rich soil under trees ideal.
Seldom seen in New Zealand. 30-60 cms in height. The 1-1.5 in flowers grow in whorls on an inflorescence about 30 cms long. The name castanea, which means 'chestnut coloured', refers to the purplish-maroon flowers. Summer flowering. Sun. Winter dormant.
Height to 30 cms. Low growing ground cover with showy creamy lemon flowers from spring onwards. Long flowering. Sun. Suits rockery or border edging.
Low growing with pretty blue flowers late winter to spring, at about the same time as Snowdrops and Eranthis. Ground cover that suits part or full shade.