Tanacetum or Pyrethrum coccineum 'Robinson's Red' / Painted Daisy / Seeds

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Tanacetum or Pyrethrum coccineum 'Robinson's Red' / Painted Daisy / Seeds

An attractive perennial daisy with crimson scarlet single flowers in May and June.  These are great border plants for spring to early summer flowering, growing to a height of 45-60cm and looking good in borders, in groups or mixed in with other plants.  Plants have feathery leaves, and attract many pollinators when in flower.  They make good cut flowers.


Painted Daisies grow best in full sun and sandy or well drained soil.  They tolerate part shade and are drought tolerant once established.  Plants may need staking in more exposed gardens.

 

Pack of approx 100 seeds.  Sow in spring or autumn.  Germination is erratic, so sow more seeds than you need.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

 

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Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial (RHS Hardiness H7)
Flowers May and June
Height 45 - 60cm
Spread 40 - 50cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and sandy or well drained soils
Sow Sow in spring or autumn in a tray of seed compost.  Clover lightly with compost, keep at 13-18 degrees Celcius and do not exclude light, which helps germination.  If there is no germination within 4 weeks, move the tray to a fridge for 2-4 weeks, back into the warmth and germination should start with a few weeks. Germination is erratic, so sow more seeds than you need.  Move seedlings to small pots when they are big enough to handle and into the garden after the last frost.  Plants can be grown on in larger pots for another year before planting out into the border.  Plants generally start flowering in the second year after sowing.
Grow Deadhead plants to encourage more flowers.  Cut back plants after flowering, and there may be a smaller second flush of flowers later in the year.  These are deciduous plants, so the leaves die back in the winter, when they can be cleared away, and new growth appears in the winter and early spring.  Mature plants can be divided in spring or autumn and basal cuttings can be taken in spring.