Cultivated stocks with this name are awash with incorrect identifications and hybrids. The vast majority are simply not correctly named. The same is true of the internet where illustrations show these same, wrongly-named, stocks.
The plant that we are now offering agrees very well with the original botanical description. It is only 10-12 cm tall with very few leaves (2-3 per raceme) which are 7-9 cm long and about 0.6 cm wide. The inflorescence is dense and very short, reaching 2cm at the most. The individual flowers are half the size of armeniacum (which is the plant most frequently mis-identified as aucheri).
The colour is of a purer, paler blue than in armeniacum and there is little differentiation between the colours of the fertile and sterile flowers in this stock. (this is not constant across the range of variation of all true aucheri).
This is cultivated material traceable to near Bolu, Turkey. It does well in the garden, or in pots, without becoming rampant.
The illustration is correct aucheri though it might resemble armeniacum without the two side by side for comparison.