|Emilia sonchifolia var. javanica||Synonym|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
|Plant Height:||1.5-2 feet|
Late summer or early fall
|Propagation: Seeds:||Needs specific temperature: 60-70 F
Days to germinate: 7-14 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/16 inch
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Plant out 8" apart.
|Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Dec 27, 2018 8:43 AM
I grew Irish Poet in 2018. I had it planted in a large container that had previously held a miniature azalea. The plant grows quite large but is floppy. I didn't mind this, so I never bothered to stake it. The flowers are tiny but very bright and despite their size are easy to see from quite far away. This plant is a prolific re-seeder! I let the plant set seed and had many new seedlings pop up in the surrounding pots. I don't believe I had any seedlings come up in the ground. Almost all the seedlings grew quickly enough to bloom themselves the same year! The bees and butterflies loved this plant! If you need an annual to quickly cover an area, bloom for a long time and is useful to pollinators this plant is for you!
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