Clumps of rush-like leaves arise on this rapidly-growing lily relative from the South African mountains. It flowers very quickly the first year from seed and will even self-seed when happy on stems which are produced in succession all summer long holding a multitude of yellow starry flowers. On a gravel drive or poor soil area it will excel!
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Classification:Hardy biennial, Hardy annual