Place of origin: Mexico, Central and South America, Caribbean
Description: This is an annual and belongs to the daisy family. Can grow to 1.2m tall whilst dwarf hybrids available. Daisy-like flowers in bright sulphur yellow, orange, pink or reddish brown. Flowers are profuse and attract butterflies in the garden.
Grow best: Well drained soil, moderate moisture. Propagate from seed. Pinch plants’ top to encourage bushier growth. Stake as needed. Trim spent blooms. Does not require fertilizer.