Size: 16" tall leaves, taller in bloom
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun
Blue-green linear to round leaves in clumps 16" tall. Flowers in clusters of 20 or so individual flowers on one stem, purple with pink bracts, vanilla fragrance, in spring.
Sowerbia, with cylindrical leaves pointed at the ends; flower-stem naked and crooked; the umbel globular; flowers with very long foot-stalks. (Bot. Repos.)
Published in Bot. Repos. 2: 81 in 1800 (as Sowerbia).
Native to Australia and introduced to England from Botany Bay in 1792.