This long-lived, bone hardy giant improves over the years producing a huge pyramid of large perfumed leaves and wide, yellow frilly-petalled daisies. "It is a very fine thing to grow in an isolated group in turf." (E. A. Bowles) (Syn. Buphthalmum speciosum or B. cordifolium)
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.