‘Irish Poet’ tassel flower (Emilia javanica or Emilia sonchifolia var. javanica) produces small, tufted, brilliant orange flower clusters atop 2-foot-tall stems. My plants are frequently visited by monarchs and other butterflies. Tassel flower stems are very slender and can be a bit sprawly, so they tend to work best tucked among other plants that can provide some support. Remove the spent flowers to extend the bloom period, or let the seeds form; the first plants of the season may self-sow in midsummer to produce new plants and fresh blooms for late summer to frost. Best in full sun. Annual.
Collected in July to September 2022. At least 30 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.
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