For some reason I was under the impression that this was an annual, so I waited for it to bloom all year. When it hadn't by late November, I looked it up again, and sure enough, it's a perennial (or biennial).
||well-drained soil, preferably low fertility and alkaline
||direct-sow in spring
detailed seed-starting info below
It did return the next year. The rabbits appear to favor it, so only a few survived their browsing. By mid-June, it was seriously starting to consider bursting into flower.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Andrew Galea||Apr 27, 2011||It is evergreen and herbatious. It has broad, short leaves with networks of veins and a tap root system. It has dark red flowers which reflect the light. It is generally found in the wilderness and blossoms in spring.
|Lori||Nov 04, 2014||This contains tannins that, when consumed by sheep in New Zealand, increases their weight and wool, basically making them healthier. This is probably because it reduces the ill effects of internal parasites. |
- Seed from '04 trade. Direct-sowed, yielded a nice crop of seedlings
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