- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The unusually coloured flowerheads consist of a ring of ray florets, which are irregularly blotched with shades of yellow orange or red, radiating from a prominent brown central cone. Ideal for hot themed borders.
- Garden care: Support with bamboo canes or link stakes well before the flowers appear. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring every two to three years.
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Late summer can be a lacklustre month in the garden, but there’s one group of plants that always shine now - and literally look as fresh as a daisy. With their bright ray petals in yellow, orange, pink, purple or white, daisies flag up their presence to pRead full article