Such a stately subject for the herbaceous border.
Cloth of Gold produces large, flat flowers which are long lasting when cut and can also be dried for 'everlasting' arrangements.
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How to Guide
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Place in warmth 10-15C (50-60F) and keep moist.
Sowing Distance45cm / 18in
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost. Alternatively transplant individually to 8cm (3in) pots.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out from April onwards. Allow 45cm (18in) between plants.