EMILIA (Cacalia) – Tassel flower (Floras-paintbrush)
This brilliant orange and scarlet, rarely yellow, flowered annual is worthy of a place in any garden. It is not large, but the dash of orange color it provides is noticeable. It is often admired for combining in bouquets, and is a splendid rockery subject. The flowers are actually like tassels, borne on long stems. The common sort usually grown is catalogued as both Emilia flammea and Cacalia coccinea. The plants grow 18 inches tall, and bloom from June till frost.
GENERAL. This is simple. Sow the seeds in the border early in the Spring and thin the plants so that they stand 4 inches apart.