- Variety Info
- Sowing Info
- Growing Info
Family: Asteraceae (formerly Compositae) Composite, Aster, Sunflower or Daisy family, includes calendula, chrysanthemum, cosmos, dahlia, sunflower, rudbeckia, and zinnia.
Native: Europe and Asia
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Blooms 6 to 8 weeks after sowing, for 4 to 6 weeks in summer, longer if spent blooms are removed.
Plant Dimensions: 32"–36" tall, 12"–14" wide
Variety Info: 1 ½"–2 ½" wide, white and fluffy flowers.
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, or in late summer/fall for blooms the following season. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for winter bloom.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Not recommended; does not transplant well. Use biodegradable pots to avoid root disturbance.
Days to Emerge: 14 – 28 days
Seed Depth: ¼"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8" – 10"
Thinning: When 1" – 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8" – 10"
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing buds that are about half open. Change vase water frequently.
Special Care: May require staking, especially if plants are not getting enough sun. Plants may get mildew in part shade; full sun and proper spacing will hinder mildew. To extend bloom season, increase size of existing flowers, and prevent reseeding, remove spent flowers. Successive sowings will provide a more continuous bloom period.