This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A showy South African composite, 6-12 in. high, with Dandelion-like leaves white beneath, and bright golden-yellow flowers with a blackish centre resembling those of the Common Marigold. This plant, although really a perennial, is usually raised from seeds sown in March or April.