The lovely "Painted Red Daisy" really just cannot be beaten as a cut flower, with elegant, frond-type foliage that shows off the dazzling golden-eyed blooms in June and July. Very old-fashioned but one of the brightest flowers in our gardens and always admired here. Just a few seeds collected.
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.
Common name:Pyrethrum daisy, Painted daisy, Persian chrysanthemum,Robinson's Red, Persian pellitory