Chrysanthemum carinatum Rainbow Mix (Painted Daisy) seeds
Easy to grow annual which flowers only 12 weeks after sowing and will do well in any well drained soil in a sunny spot. This colourful mixture produces bright, bold flowers growing on sturdy stems up to 60cm. Perfect as a gap filler in sunny borders, in containers and as a cutflower. Highly attractive to bees and butterflies.
Flowers: June to October
Position: Sun in any soil
Packet of 100 seeds
Caution: May cause skin and eye irritation
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When to Sow: Sow April onwards outdoors in flowering position when all risk of frost has passed.
Sowing: Sow 6mm deep directly into well raked, moist soil. If sowing in rows, leave 20cm between rows. Provide protection from slugs and snails. Germination takes 14-28 days.
Growing: When the seedlings are large enough to handle, thin to 15cm apart. Once the plants start to flower, deadhead or cut the flowers regularly to encourage more flowering.
Caution: Can be an eye and skin irritant