Delicate lacy flat sky-blue flowers lend a pleasing airiness to floral arrangements and provide one of the few touches of blue available in the garden under glass; it is particularly attractive with pink carnations.
If you want only a few plants, sow seed directly in 4- or 5-inch pots, or for a plentiful supply, plant directly in bench; seedlings do not transplant well and are set back when shifted. Use light soil and have good drainage water-logged soil may stunt growth. Seedlings in the bench should be thinned to 6 inches apart in rows about 10 inches apart. Seed sown in June will flower at Christmas, in August by February.
Responds to additional light, and flowers may be had 4 to 5 weeks earlier if extra light is given.
This plant was formerly known as Didiscus caerulea and some dealers still list it under the old name.