Commonly grown as ornamental flowers. Bees love the flowers.
An easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil. Prefers a light well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun. A soil that is too rich encourages foliar growth at the expense of flowering. Tolerates maritime exposure. Succeeds in dry soils. Plants are moderately fast-growing.
A very ornamental plant. The cut flowers last a long time in water.
A good bee plant.
Sow in situ in the spring. Germination should take place within a few weeks.
Young leaves - cooked.