I love the bright, large, blue flowers. I have tried starting the seeds inside, to no avail. (Yes, I do soak them in warm water overnight.) Planting them outside usually yields only about 5 plants per seed package. Here, in the Big Piney Woods, they are slow to get started, so start blooming finally in late August. Maybe it is the cool mountain nights we have, or the lack of humidity. They are well worth the wait, though, even though the flowers are short lived.