A Conservation Scheme Plant
Conservation Co-ordinator, Sally Adams
Reason for Inclusion
Unusual quilled petals giving a spidery appearance. Provides a contrasting form in a mixed border.
Judy Barker, National Collection holder
Brief description of plant
Herbaceous perennial with spidery, quilled petals.
Height x Spread
90cm x 60cm
Lemon yellow, quilled
Oct - Nov
Free-draining and moisture retentive
Pests and diseases
Slugs, eelworm, rust, leaf spot
Grows best in a sunny border. Use a general fertiliser in the spring, and may benefit from a light drench of liquid seaweed in June. Hardy to H4 (-10c to -5c / 14f to23f)
Divide every 3-5 years, or propagate by cuttings.