Approximately 200 seeds in 0.2g packet.
A compact annual growing up to about 50 cm high. It has long, linear leaves to around 100 mm long.
It flowers 3-4 months after sowing - July and August. Flowers are up to 40 mm in diameter, lemon-yellow.
This is a popular plant for its very colourful display in massed plantings. It is suited to most temperate areas and prefers well drained soils in a sunny position.
Genus - Helipterum
Species - Sanfordii
Common name - Golden Clusters
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Annual Flower
Hardiness zones - 2 - 11
Exposure - Full Sun
Height - 0.50 m
Growth rate - Fast
Bloom season - July
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yellow
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Average garden soil, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Mass plantings
Sow outside on the surface in April or March inside.
Seeds germinate in 7 to 21 days and can be sown in autumn directly on the soil surface or lightly buried.
Seeds can also be grown in trays to approximately 2 cm high (4 to 5 weeks) then planted out.
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