Commonly called Paigles, these sweetly scented, golden yellow flowers have a contrasting orange eye and are held on long stems above a rosette of pale green crinkly leaves. This hardy perennial reaches the height of 25cm.
Sow outdoors from April to July, in a seed bed, 0.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared soil, which has already been watered. Seedlings usually appear in 21-35 days. Thin seedlings to 5cm apart, when large enough to handle. Keep moist. Plant out to flowering position in autumn, spacing 25cm apart. Or sow indoors, from April to July, 0.5cm deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse, or on a cool windowsill. Keep moist. Transplant individually, when large enough to handle, to 7.5cm pots. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out into moist soil, in September/October, 25cm apart. Flowers from May to July, the following year.