- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Loved by designers and florists alike, and it is easy to see why! Grown as a biennial the fluffy lime-green pom pom heads stand proud on the long, bright green stems, adding texture and shape over a long period to a sunny planting scheme. Stylish and simple these 'flowers' look fabulous in a cottage garden or a formal comtemporary setting. Plant in groups with bright orange and purple flowers for a eyecatching display, or with shades of blues for a cooler theme. Furthermore they are long lasting as cut flowers in the home.
- Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring and deadhead to prolong flowering.