Heliophila coronopifolia / Cape Stock or African Blue Flax / Seeds

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Heliophila coronopifolia / Cape Stock or African Blue Flax / Seeds

A fine blue daisy growing in drifts in the Namaqualand daisy fields in the Cape Floral Kingdom in Southern Africa.  This daisy has narrow leaves and upright graceful bright blue flowers in midsummer, and looks best in a garden grown in groups or interspersed with other daisies (such as Osteospermums and Gazanias).  Like many daisies from this area, the flowers close at night and on cold days.


Heliophila likes sun and well drained soil. It will grow 40-60cm tall.

 

Pack of 50 seeds.  Sow in spring directly in the garden, or start earlier in seed trays.  Plant close together for best impact.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet. 


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Hardiness Half hardy annual (RHS Hardiness H3)
Flowers June/July to August
Height 40 - 60cm
Spread 10cm
Conditions  Full sun and well-drained soil
Sow

Sow in spring in trays of moist seed compost,and cover lightly with vermiculite or seed compost.  Keep at 15-18įC and seedlings emerge in 1-2 weeks.  Plant out the seedlings when they are big enough to handle into a sunny spot after the last frost.  Donít grow too warm, as the plants will become leggy.

Grow Plants grow in the spring and summer and then die down in winter, when they can be removed.  Protect from late frosts in spring.