Besides being a nice ornamental plant, this annual plant has been used for centuries as a toothache remedy, medicine, and insecticide. Place the flowers directly on the source of toothache and the enzymes begin to numb the immediate area. It grows well in Hawaiʻi and adds color to any garden. Flowers self-pollinate, creating seeds for next season. As the flowers die the seeds fall prompting new plants to sprout. It grows erect up to 20 centimeters tall. The leaves are serrated and are covered in hairs that vary in texture. The foliage tends to come back and rehydrate after periods of drought. It fairs better with some shade.
- Container plant
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