Hailing from S. Europe, the annual Consolida ajacis has been in cultivation for a long time and it has since escaped from gardens to become naturalized in many countries, but rarely in the detriment of native vegetation. It looks like a Delphinium (actually it was named for a while Delphinium ajacis), with amazing blue flowers and a distinctive, finely dissected foliage. When you get close to it, the 2- hooded upper petals reveal the Consolida lineage.
Great in any flower border, in full sun; it may reseed if you’re lucky but not in great amount. It is pollinated by long tongue bees, especially bumblebees.
The cut flower stems can be used for dry arrangements.
Germination: easy, sown in the fall or early spring. It can be sown directly in the garden.