Large sunflower-like heads sit atop hairy stems with large leaves that grow to 50cm. This very rarely seen and most unusual native Californian flower is found in grasslands and open meadow habitats where it is one of the food plants for Goldfinches who feast on its seeds, whilst butterflies will come for the nectar!
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:California Compass Plant, Narrowleaf Mule's Ears
Packet Content:10 (Approx)