This low-growing, spreading plants are ideal for a sunny patch in the garden. As they become mature, the plants produce, from July to September, masses of tiny, yellow flowers which are followed by tightly curled, hairy ‘caterpillars’ which are actually the seed capsules. Kids love them! Height 5cm (2″).
Sow your seeds by scattering them into weed-free soil. Then rub your hand over the area to bury your seeds. Your seedlings should appear in 10-14 days. You can also sow a few seeds into a small pot and grow them on a windowsill. Keep the soil moist and watch your plants flower, these then turn into your hairy little ‘Caterpillars’.