Sunday, 1 November 2020
A gorgeous and choice umbellifer from the moment it emerges when it forms a dense mass of purple foliage on the ground, to the point when the dessicated plants blow away in autumn. The leaves consist of fine thread-like leaflets, like fennel, but forming a flat-topped cloud about 2ft across, and about 18ins high.
The inflorescence is made up of many tiny acid-yellow flowers held on a stiff stem 12ins or so above the foliage, so overall not a big plant.
A good perennial - not weedy in any way at all, and compact enough to grow with small Mediterranean and alpine plants and choice bulbs. For a well-drained sunny situation.