A picture of a Tasselflower

Tasselflower

Emilia spp.

Also known as

Pualele

Starr 050405-5699 Emilia fosbergii by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

More images of Tasselflower

Emilia sonchifolia-Silent Valley-2016-08-13-001
Starr 070215-4520 Emilia sp.

Tasselflower Overview

The genus Emilia consists of around 115 herbaceous annual and perennial species also known as tasselflowers. Named after their flower appearance, these are either produced singly or in flattened corymbs, on upright stems and they resemble tassels, often coloured yellow, orange, red or purple. Originating from tropical and sub-tropical climates in Asia and Africa. This genus is found in the Asteraceae (Asteraceae) family of daisies.

How to propagate Tasselflower

Seed

Seed sown under glass in spring.

Special features of Tasselflower

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Tasselflower

Grown for its flower heads that are good for cutting.