This exquisite spring woodland ephemeral blooms in late April and provides spring resources to long-tongued bees including bumblebees, mason bees, digger bees (Anthophorini), and honeybees. It prefers partial sun to light shade. When you order one, the plant may appear a bit bedraggled or fading--that's because it is going dormant for the year. Fear not! Plant it, and you will be rewarded with lovely blue flowers next spring.