Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Soil: Moist, well drained soil
Height & Spread: 60cm x 60cm
Flowering Month: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
I love this and so do my boys! Quite honestly, and I hope this is not weird, but I could gather this up and put it under my head at night, it’s just so soft and fluffy, you (well, me really) can’t help touching it and if your boys are as enthusiastic as mine about ripping leaves off to rub on peoples faces, then don’t despair because it grows back really quickly. In terms of wildlife, this is a definite for me, as not only does it feel good (have I mentioned this already?) but it has lovely delicate pink flowers produces along great spikes, and is great for one particular bee – the wool carder bee, which will give plenty of great viewing for you as it defends its territory from other pretenders and gather the hairs of the leaves for a nest and is great for a bee that may not have a home without it. Oh, and it’s fluffy!