1 foot to 18 inches.
Yellow; June to September.
A pretty hardy annual; not one of the indispensables
but room should be found for it in large gardens,
and in small ones it should be grown now and again.
There are many annuals, not so showy as the more
general favourites, which may be grown one year
and dropped the next, thus affording variety and
interest to the borders.
Amongst these may be suggested, besides Bartonia,
Platystemon, Whitlavia – all excellent things
of the second rank.
Bartonia has rather a straggly growth; the flowers
are bright, clear yellow, and are not unlike those
of the larger St. John’s Wort.
It should be sown with the other hardy annuals
about the end of March, in patches in mixed borders,
as it is scarcely worth massing by itself.
See Also : Mentzelia