Native Region: Europe to western Asia
Zone Range: 03-08
Preferred Climate: temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 09 July, 2013
Seed count: 50-60
Variable rosette-forming evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with oblong-ovate green leaves to 8 inches long. Produces umbels of 3-15 salverform, fragrant, deep yellow flowers in early spring. Flowers are small (1/2 to 1 inch across). The plant has a height and spread of 10 inches.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow in spring into pots using standard soil-less seed compost, either peat or peat substitute. Cover with perlite or vermiculite, place in a cold frame or under protection at 15 degrees Celsius. Germination takes 3-4 weeks cold or 14-21 days with warmth. Grow in full sun or partial shade in mild coastal areas. Provide a moderately-fertile, moist but well-drained humus-rich soil.