Emilia sonchifolia var. javanica Irish Poet

Emilia sonchifolia var. javanica ‘Irish Poet’

Tassel flower

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Emilia sonchifolia var. javanica 'Irish Poet'
  • Common name: Tassel flower
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Orange

Foliage colour:

Green

Commonly known as the tassel flower, Emilia sonchifolia var. javanica ‘Irish Poet’ is a delicate, half-hardy annual with gorgeous warm orange flowers. It looks lovely as part of a bed of annuals like zinnias and nicotiana and makes a lovely cut flower. Regularly deadhead to prolong flowering.

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For best results, grow Emilia sonchifolia var. javanica ‘Irish Poet’ in full sun in moist, well-drained soil.

How to grow Emilia 'Irish Poet'

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Emilia 'Irish Poet' and wildlife

Emilia 'Irish Poet' is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Emilia 'Irish Poet' poisonous?

Emilia 'Irish Poet' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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