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Feverfew 'Sunny Ball'

Feverfew 'Sunny Ball'

$5.00Price

Feverfew Sunny Ball seeds - also called matricaria sunny ball. Small yellow button like blooms. It's hard to capture this colour on camera, as it looks abit garish (it's not, it's a lovely golden yellow tone).

 

Tanacetum parthenium

 

Approx 20 seeds

 

  • Lets talk about them

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    You cannot go wrong with growing this matricaria - it literally suits every single colour palette. It's super easy to grow, and naturally long branching stems. It reminds me of little sponges.

  • How to make these beauties grow

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    Sow: Autumn or Early spring 6-8 weeks before the last frost.

     

    How:  Surface sow and cover very lightly. Autumn sown plants protect from heavy frost as young seedlings are frost tender (ideally in a greenhouse or cold frame).

     

    Space: 20-30cm  

     

    Height: 60 - 100 cm   

     

    Where: Full Sun

     

    Days to maturity: 100-120 Days

     

    Pick: When nearly all the flowers are open, and at the coolest time of the day - feverfew can be particularly wilty (don't worry it usually bounces back after 24hrs). Can also be dried.

     

    Hardy Annual - (or tender perennial in some areas)

     

    Annual

  • Notes From The Garden

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    Autumn sown plants produce substantially taller plants (and alas longer stems for cutting!). Cut back after the 1st flush for a decent 2nd flush, although it is often shorter. 

     

    Matricaria can be notoriously fickle to germinate - I've tested these seeds 3 times and had fantastic germination each time. I've found these seeds like to be on the warmer side to germinate (use a heat mat if sowing early spring, or a warm sunny place if autumn sowing). 

     

    Photo: Barrhill Blooms 

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