Common name: Glebionis segetum. Corn Marigold. Buíán.
This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J570378.
Annual. Cheerful yellow florets with yellow centres, to about 80cms tall. Once established will poke up through grass. Seeds itself very readily year on year.
This is a great plant for hoverflies. Will survive and thrive in your meadow.
Meadows and corn fields. Loves a sunny, open habitat. Self seeds readily year on year.
Sow early spring into a seed tray, prick out when large enough to handle and plant out when big enough. Or sow direct into a clean, weed free seed bed outside in April once frosts have passed.
It may have come to Ireland with ancient agriculture.
Avg contents: 250 seeds.