Annual: Deer, drought & clay tolerant. CA native to grasslands & open forests. Large, 2" daisy-like blms are solid ylw or may have a red spot at the base of each petal forming a ring. Bright, showy & pineapple scented! Blms mid-summer to fall. Late season nectar source for bees, butterflies & other beneficial insects. The seeds are loved by small mammals & birds, especially finches. Size: 3-4' x 3'. Full sun. Water: mod.-dry.
MATTHIOLA incana 'Vintage Mix' (Stock)
Dwarf Garden Stock
Annual: Deer resistant. Popular plant for cottage grdns or as a cut flower. More than half will have fully dbl blms, antique shades of rose, blue, carmine, ylw, red, & lilac. Spicy clove scent. Use in beds, borders, containers & cutting gardens. Culinary note: Flowers are usually added raw to salads or garnish to desserts, can also be candied. Their flavor is perfumed. Attracts butterflies. Ht: 12-24". Exp. full sun/pt shade. Water: mod.