Slowly spreading clumps of tall purple-red stems with saw-tooth edged leaves carrying huge flat heads of bright yellow daisies in July/August - the "midsummer flower-gap". Originally collected in Chile at 2,000ft in wet meadows near Osorno (RB94118).
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.