Cicerbita sp. from China BWJ7891
An unknown Cicerbita species collected from Sichuan, China (probably Melanoseris atropurpurea from descriptions in the Flora of China). Produces clumps of distinctively lobed foliage and stunning, semi-nodding, mauve-blue flowers in summer which insects adore (although the flowers only last one day, the plant produces plenty of them). Height to 90 cm. Well-drained soil in a sunny position.