Emilia javanica | ‘Irish Poet’
This ‘Irish Poet’ tassel flower variety sports long, wiry stems and small, tousled, pompom bright orange flowers in clusters. These flowers are suitable as a specialty cut flower, making colorful fillers for summer bouquets. They are also ideal for naturalistic gardens. Grows best in full sun with good drainage. Tassel Flower was introduced from Asia in 1799 and was also known as “Flora’s Paintbrush” in Victorian times. While the more common Tassel Flower (‘Scarlet Magic’) blooms an intense, deep orange-red, ‘Irish Poet’ is more of an unusual and rare variety.
Full sun to part shade
Height: 1-2 ft
Zones: All (annual)
Back in stock! Harvested autumn 2020