This glorious, robust, tall perennial bears large pale green leaves, and very tall stems, with frilly large yellow daisies, unusually-spaced, all up the main stem, in summer and autumn, making it very noticeable indeed. Its stout stems need no staking in good soil in sun, at the back of a border or old cottage garden, where it is most attractive to bees and butterflies.
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.