Indigo Spires' sage*: NCTR is a vigorous hybrid prized for its 12- to 15-inch-long, twisting spikes of dark violet flowers. It is a non-stop bloomer from early summer through fall. Blooming can be further encouraged by pinching stem tips early in the growing season and deadheading the spikes once they fade. 'Indigo Spires' quickly grows to 4 feet high, and can be grown as an annual where not hardy.
Poppies growing wild throughout the fields of Austria. I would watch them bob their heads as my train rumbled past, moving deeper into the country side.