Anacyclus pyrethrum var. depressus is a small, delicate plant for rock gardens. The white, daisy-like, which close in dull light, appear from early to late summer and are red on the underside, making them particularly pretty in bud. The grey-green , which grow in rosettes, are finely cut and fern-like, forming neat mats which may spread over an area up to 30cm (1 ft) across.
Plant in early autumn or mid spring in well-drained soil in full sun. Remove faded flower. The plants dis-like winter wet but may be protected with raised panes of glass.
Propagation: Sow freshin mid autumn in gritty in a at a temperature of 7-10°C (45-50°F). Pot up individually in early spring. Plant out in early autumn or mid spring.
Stored, once sown in compost in late winter, should be frozen for two nights outdoors before being brought back indoors. The seeds may take up to three years to germinate.
Alternatively, take 7.5cm (3in) longof non-flowering side shoots in early to mid spring or mid to late summer. Plant out spring cuttings in early autumn, and summer cuttings in mid spring the following year.
Pests and diseases:may infest foliage, making it sticky and sooty.