Blue throatwort: Tiny flowers can make beautiful bouquets
By CGTN's Xu Chenlu

Cut flowers are always welcomed as they are quite common in bouquets. Showy flowers like roses, lilies and daisies are usually attractive but do not forget the surrounding flowers that always appear to be tinier, as they are also a beautiful and important part of the bouquet. The blue throatwort is one of these tiny but essential flowers.

Blue throatwort is native to the Mediterranean area and later has also become naturalized in areas including New Zealand and Europe. The flower is tiny, slightly fragrant, and can bloom over a long summer season, usually from May to September. The flower comes in a cluster with many colors depends on the cultivar, including pink, violet, blue and dark purple.

Blue throatwort is quite suitable to be planted in gardens. Rich in nectar, it can attract hummingbirds and butterflies in the summer. The flower can do best in neutral to slightly acidic, well-drained soil with partial sun.

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