A clump-forming perennial with large flat heads of soft orange flowers, fading buff-yellow which are borne above ferny foliage. Jun-Aug. H75cm S45cm.
Best grown in an open sunny position in a moist but well-drained soil, but it will tolerate most situations apart from heavy, wet clay in winter. Why not wait to cut down to the ground in late winter or early spring as the fading seed heads can be attractive late into the year. Loved by butterflies, bees and hoverflies.
Looks good planted with grasses and other sun-loving perennials such as salvias, veronicastrums or sanguisorbas.
Macplants are central/southern Scotland's largest growers of herbaceous perennials, alpines, ferns and ornamental grasses. We have our plant centre open to the public in East Lothian, close to Edinburgh and we also supply a diverse range of trade clients both in the landscape and garden centre sectors.
We grow a large range of plants including many interesting and unusual varieties not usually seen for sale. Amongst the many plants we grow are our highly praised autumn Gentians bred here by Dr Ian McNaughton and probably the largest range of Meconopsis cultivars found anywhere.