This attractive hybrid actually comes pleasingly true from seeds when it will produce a large rosette of hairy leaves from which arises a many-headed spire of creamy-yellow flowers. It is sensible to grow several specimens of this beauty as some plants seem to be more perennial than others!
Seeds can be sown at any time, but for a full season of growth are best sown in trays in early spring. Cover seeds thinly in a cool spot, artificial heat is rarely needed as this can cause rapid germination and fungal attack. Seedlings usually appear within 3 to 6 weeks but can take much longer. Pot on into small pots and protect from hot sun. Plant out into a shaded, moist, peaty or organic soil. Many are herbaceous, dying down to a large, resting, winter bud.
Common name: M. integrifolia X M. betonicifolia
Classification:Hardy perennial, Hardy biennial