Venus' Looking Glass Large Blue Legousia Speculum-veneris is an annual flowering ornamental plant that belongs to the the Campanulaceae family, and this flower is native to the Mediterranean region. Venus' Looking Glass Blue seeds can be started indoors for early blooming or directly outdoors after last frost, and this lovely, spreading ground cover plant establishes itself fast flowering just in 8 to 10 weeks and blooming profusely with masses of small, very showy, purple and lilac-blue flowers with a white center. The Legousia flowers attract bees and butterflies all summer long.
Venus' Looking Glass Large Blue is widely used as an annual ground cover, and other garden uses include flower borders, edging, window boxes, rock and alpine gardens, and pot or container plantings. Legousia Speculum-veneris seeds need light to germinate, so they have to be just lightly pressed into the soil and not covered. Once established Large Venus' Looking Glass plant prefers to grow in light, sandy, moist but well-drained soil and full sun tolerating some partial shade.
Height: 8 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Sandy/Moist well-drained
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 14-21 Days