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syn. Thelesperma burridgeanum
Characteristics: Annual 35-45cm
Seeds per packet: 30
A showy easy to grow annual with attractive flowers with chocolate centres surrounded by a circle of gold.
Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering and encourage continuous blooming.
Excellent both for the border or for use as a cut flower. Grow as you would Cosmos and Coreopsis.
Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils in a sunny position. Tolerant of average soils.
Tropical/Sub-tropical: Winter to Spring.
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer.
Cold: Mid-Spring to Early Summer
Sow: Sow seed on surface and cover lightly (4-5mm) do not bury to deeply.
Sow direct in growing position or in trays of seed raising mix and transplanted when when Strong enough to handle.
Germination: 10-21 days
Plant space: 40-50cm
Flowering: 13 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.