Perennial, 2 feet. Useful for indoor decoration, for the
ﬂowers, after cutting, last quite three weeks in water.
Propagate by division of roots, preferably in autumn.
Although propagation can be done successfully in
spring, the plants, which make a shallow, mat-like
root growth, are likely to fail in the long spring droughts
we frequently get. Plant out 18 inches apart. Succeeds
in any soil, but full sun is essential.
Perennial, 1 foot, but best treated as a half-hardy annual.
Sow the seed towards the end of May,
preferably on light soil and in full sun. Thin to 4 inches
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