Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:20
Can never get Verbena boriensis to grow - I just buy them as plugs.
Yellow rattle can be difficult to get going. It needs really short grass, some uncovered soil and stratification (cold spell then warmth) to germinate and grow. It's a really interesting native wildflower. It gets most of its food from grass roots so its unlike almost every other plant - they produce their food by photosynthesis alone.
Yellow rattle gets its name from the seed pods that rattle with seeds.