A large plant group which has great variety in flower type from the cockscomb type to the feather type to the wheat type. All good for the sunny, dry border.
Full sun in well-drained soils. Regular watering helps to maintain flower and foliage quality. Will tolerate dry, porous soil.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Pythium root rots, leaf spots, botrytis
Cool wet weather affects flower quality and establishment in the spring.
Plants left too long in the pots or cell paks before planting often result in poor, stunted garden plants. Buy young, vigorous, non-flowering plants and plant them without delay.