Native perennial wildflower. Leaves and blossoms valued for calming, tonifying and strengthening nervous system. Aka Huang Qin and Ban Zhi Lian in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Small blue trumpet-like flowers. Pollinator friendly. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead favorite.
Seeds need cold scarification and light to germinate. Direct seed in fall for spring plants or sow seed in flats 6-8 weeks before last frost, moisten soil and place in fridge for at least 15-30 days. Transplant into garden preferably in part shade, 12 inches apart. Keep well weeded. Will fill in quickly. Blooms July-September.