Planted to nestle down in the streamside within the Chinese plant collection this herbaceous Composite; Sinacalia davidii, has foliage shaped for effect. A native of China, the seed collected from a plant growing in Sichuan Province. It thrives on grassy slopes, roadsides and forest margins in the wild. Growing to one metre the flower spikes are made up of a multitude of thin cylindrical yellow flowers.
Individual leaves lie flat and have straight edges with severe angles. Mid green in colour they are an attractive feature of this plant.