I'm a perennial that has been grown for both medicine and beauty. Being a perennial, I'll bloom the second year after planting and then you can enjoy my violet-pink petals with and amber center. Use my blooms in bouquets with or without petals to add texture and interest.
help me grow:
To give me the best start, sow my seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost, or direct seed me as soon as the soil is workable. If using my roots, let me grow 4-5 years before harvest.
enjoy my bounty:
To use my blooms in fresh bouquets, harvest when petals are unfurling. For dry use, wait until my spiky center is raised, strip the petals and hang to dry.
minimum 50 seeds per packet