is probably the least common flower that I grow on the plot. It originates in the west of North America, has reddish knee-high stems, narrow pointed green leaves and a crown of tiny flowers.
I was originally sent a few plants back in May 2010 by Ellen, a friend on the Allotments4All forum. In her letter she wrote…Best of luck with the plants, if not then perhaps some seeds in the autumn. Despite my best efforts they didn’t fare well in the hot weather, and sadly I was unable to ask her for some seeds as she died that autumn.
Early in 2011 I bought a packet of Collomia grandiflora seeds from Chiltern Seeds since when they’ve always grown, flowered and self-seeded for the next year.
Have a good week!
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