Dwarf, sturdy and much neater and compact plants. Very good for exposed positions, beds and borders. Where space is limited containers, tubs, etc. Flowers spring. Versatile and undemanding, this short lived perennial tends to be grown as a biennial, and is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height 25-30cm (10-12in).
Culinary note: The tender young shoots can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable.