R. segetum is an erect, aromatic annual with finely-divided, grey-green leaves and branching stems bearing compound umbels of tiny, bright yellow to bright yellow-green flowers from summer into autumn. Long flowering and hugely prolific, with acid-green golden plateau flowers – like dill, but even better for flower arranging. A top favourite plant.
This showy annual produces masses of starburst-like clusters of chartreuse-yellow flowers over a really long period throughout the summer and into autumn. Loved by bees and other beneficial insects, it’s a wonderful addition to the wildlife garden, but it’s also valuable in the mixed or herbaceous border where the large umbels and filigree foliage offer a soft textural quality. The flowers will also last well after being cut, and look wonderful in bouquets, particularly when used as a colour contrast for rich plums and purples.
This plant is useful.