What are the pros? Conversational
What are the cons? Not a cutting flower.
I have grown this for 3 years. First year: poor germination, none survived. Year two: Spectacular plants (8) bursting with flowers. Had no luck at the farmers market with them. No one was interested in its properties. Late in the season a mother said it helped her child who was teething -- she pulverized it with water and rubbed it on his gums. Also couldn't use them in bouquets -- the stems wilt quickly. This year I have given them less attention. This is the key: they need careful watching to get established, and I grow them under 50% shade cloth. Nice plants I like to have, but unfortunately now largely ignore. I would grow this every other year to keep fresh seed and for the medicinal value which I appreciate.
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