An annual plant that is much used by flower arrangers. It produces broad, heads of small, pure white flowers. These umbels, which last for ages, are carried on tall stems. This is perfect for drifting through borders of perennials. Approximately 100 seeds.
Can be sown early - February or March further north - in small pots or plugs and placed in a cold greenhouse or cold frame. Cover very slightly with compost, or water the seeds into the compost. When they have produced a few leaves plant the potted plants straight into the border. Otherwise sprinkle the seeds around or in long, thin drills for cutting. Can be sown in late summer or early autumn to get a head-start the following year.