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Native of China, Taiwan and the Himalayas, this species is very variable in eventual size and in leaf and flower colour.  They all have large, rough, hairy leaves and hairy stems.  The largest and roughest was known as sub species sargentiana, but this one is now recognized as a separate species.  They have flat flower heads made up of a central area of fertile florets. The colour of these may vary from wishy-washy blue to an intense deep blue depending on the form or cultivar.  The fertile florets are surrounded by a circle of mauve sterile florets.  Some excellent cultivars have been bred recently such as Anthony Bullivant and Sam McDonald.