Clusters of bright yellow button-like flowers are shown off proudly on erect stems with deeply divided darkish green foliage. This bone hardy, old-fashioned, aromatic perennial herb will be happy on most soil types so long as they are well drained, and will make a cheerful addition to your cottage or herb garden.
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.