Comprises both perennial and annual species,
native to Morocco, the Mediterranean region and
The most charming is Anacyclus atlanticus, a perennial
up to one and a half feet high and best treated
as a half-hardy annual, with white, feathery character
and daisy-like flowers of white in great profusion.
Anacyclus officinarum is an annual reaching a foot high
with white flowers, an inch across, with a purple
Anacyclus radiatus as also an annual and rather taller
than the last mentioned, producing yellow flowers,
one and a half inches across; it has a form var.
purpureum with the ray florets striped purple.
Seed may be sown in April where the plants are
to flower and the seedlings thinned to three inches
apart. A position in full sun is necessary, and
the soil should be moderately rich and well drained.
Propagation is from seed.
The flowering season is from midsummer until frost.