Surface sow and press in lightly as light aids germination.
Seed To Bloom:
Sow in containers 6-8 weeks before last frost. Cover lightly with vermiculite or humidity dome to retain moisture while seeds germinate. Keep at 65-70°F.
Direct sow after last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Native to South Africa, rain daisy nestles into rock gardens and containers and furnishes garden edges with many luminous white flowers penciled with a smokey eye in their centers. Provide light, well-drained soil, and a sunny spot.
About 1" or less per week. Tolerates some drought once established.
If soil is especially poor, mix in a couple of inches of compost prior to planting.
Diseases & Pests:
Prevent mildew with adequate spacing and a bi-monthly application of copper fungicide. If leafhoppers become troublesome, treat with an insecticidal soap.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
3/4 to fully opened