Buphthalmum or Ox Eye, is a hardy perennial plant, member of the Daisy family, Compositae. Native to parts of Europe and Asia, they are closely related to Helichrysum, the Strawflower. They have large heads of long lasting yellow daisy like blooms and make supurb border plants for the garden or color for the cottage garden. The plants thrive in well drained ordingary garden soil.
Propagation is done either by digging and separating existing plants or by sowing seed. Seeds should be sown in pots, trays or a bed prepared with a soiless medium (1 part sand to 1 part sphagnum peat moss is fine) and covered lightly. The medium should be kept moist, but not soggy at about 70F. WHen seedlings reach a height of 2 inches, they should be transplanted to larger containers or directly outdoors, if the outdoor temperatures remain above 60F. Buphthalmum alpinus - Perennial - Beautiful walk on plant with deep violet red blooms. Forms a cushiony low growing plant perfect for rock gardens or hillsides. Height: 6 inches Hardy to -30F (-34.4C)
|#5554 Packet $3.50 Approximately 100 seeds||
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