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Description: This was a welcoming site on an open mountainside above the Arun River in eastern Nepal in 2002. As most of the flowers were in full bloom of this late flowering subspecies with narrowly elliptical leaves with strigose hair on the undersides on stems to 3m long. Bearing wide lace-cap styled inflorescences with blue-purple fertile flowers in the centre and large sterile florets surrounding. Best grown in shelter from freezing winds in a drained fertile soil with some moisture retention, in sun or light shade.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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