A perennial (zones 3-8) related to roses, native to wide areas throughout the northern hemisphere. The dried leaves are used in teas and tinctures. This humble little flower with its cup-shaped leaves makes a great addition to a cottage garden. They grow 18-24" high and spread out about the same. Flowers bloow from late spring to early summer and last for several weeks. The blooms make excellent dried flowers.
Growing information: Slow to germinate, about 3-4 weeks, you can start the seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before last frost or direct sow outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. Cover the seeds very lightly and keep evenly moist until the seedlings emerge. Very tolerant of different soil types but prefers slight acidity. Does well in full shade to full sun. Will self sow, or can be propagated by cuttings or dividing every 3-4 years.
Min qty/packet: 50 seeds