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It will tolerate growing in average to poor soil, which makes it a good choice for problem areas in the garden. You should dead-head to promote repeat flowering. The flowers are very popular in dried floral arrangements. For best results you should divide every 3 to 5 years in early spring or the autumn.
You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the early summer or divide plants in spring.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Powdery mildew is common and aphids may be a problem.