Emilia javanica

Emilia javanica or Irish Poet is one of my favourite new annuals with delicate tassled flowers in the deepest, richest orange. This looks brilliant in the garden and vase with Ageratum 'Red Sea'. More
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Emilia javanica, or Irish Poet, is one of my favourite new annuals with delicate tassled flowers in the deepest, richest orange. This looks brilliant in the garden and vase with Ageratum 'Red Sea'.

Genus Emilia sonchifolia javanica
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Irish Poet, Tassel Flower, Lady's Paint Brush
Border Position Back
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing Plant 15-20cm (6-8in) apart, thin to 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow indoors Feb-April in trays of compost, direct sow after last frosts.
Care Tips Water regularly, attracts pollinators. Will occasionally self-sow depending on location.
Flowering June - September, 14 weeks from sowing
Vase Life 5-7 days. Ideal for cutting, this is a cut-and-come-again variety. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
Harvesting Flower production: 8-10 weeks.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Emilia javanica reviews

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tall, compact, extraordinary irish poet flower

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Reviewed 6th November 2018 by Rebecca Bligh

these seemed to take forever to flower on my london balcony, and then by coincidence, came out just as I finished hilary mantel's extraordinary and poetic london novel 'the giant o'brien' – a fitting mutual tribute, i thought. i highly recommend both the book and the plant.

Vibrant little flower

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Reviewed 8th January 2017 by Gill McGahan

Beautiful little heads that flowered all through the summer with a lovely vibrant eye catching orange.
Great in a vase.