Feverfew Snowball Seeds - Also known as Matricaria Virgo. Delightful small creamy white button like blooms.
Approx 20 seeds
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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
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).
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)
Notes From The Garden
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