Golden yellow daisy-like flowers rise 12” above the low-growing rosettes of bright green foliage early in its second year of growth. As a native to the alpine meadows of Europe, the petals have been used for centuries as a topical herbal medicine usually in the form of salves and tinctures for muscle aches, inflammations, and bruises but is not to be used on open wounds. Plant in sun to partial shade.
Perennial, zones 4-9
Germination: 14-30 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover the seed.
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 60-70ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after the last frost, 8-12" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Around the last frost when the soil temperature reaches 60-70ºF.
Growth Habit: Upright, branching
Height and Width: 12-16” x 12-16”
Spacing: 8-12” apart
Light Needs: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Sandy loam, tolerates most soils, prefers well-drained.
Uses: Medicinal, Flowers attract bees and beneficials.