Sow indoors in sterile germinating mix in late winter. Keep at 60-70°F.
Direct sow after last frost.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After all danger of frost has passed.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
The chocolate daisy is a charming plant with small yellow daisy blooms that emit a delightful chocolate scent. This species is particularly resilient, thriving in harsh, arid conditions and poor, gravelly soils, making it a unique addition to xeric gardens, dry slopes, and wildflower meadows. To promote healthy growth and encourage new flowers, it is recommended to shear the plant after its first flush of bloom. This native perennial is capable of blooming in its first year if started from early sowing indoors.
Drought tolerant once fully established; water during particularly dry spells.
Prefers neutral to alkaline pH levels.
If soil is poor, mix in a couple of inches of compost prior to planting and each spring, taking care not to disturb newly sprouted plants.
Diseases & Pests:
No major problems. Avoid root rot by placing in a very well-drained location.