In German "Teller" means "plate" and it describes perfectly this deep blue gorgeous flowering plant. The flower is very wide with darker colored tiny flowers in the center with large sterile flowers facing up around the outer edge. These deep blue or pink outer flowers will bow down as they age, eventually showing their red underside. The stout stems support a bounty of flower heads and luxuriant shiny and sturdy green leaves. We have dried the lacecap flowers from this plant for bouquets with great results. Bred in Switzerland at the Federal Research Institute for Horticulture in 1979.