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Characteristics: Perennial often grown as an annual 20 cm
Seeds per packet: 30
Arkwright Ruby features beautiful red flowers with yellow eyes and deep purple centres at the ends of the stems from early spring to late autumn, which are most effective when planted in groups. Use as a groundcover, in borders and rockery, in baskets, containers and tubs.
Tropical: Late Summer and Autumn.
Temperate: Mid Summer and Autumn.
Cool climate: Mid Summer and Autumn or in Early Spring.
Sow: 6 mm deep
Best sown in trays and transplant when large enough to handle avoiding excessive root disturbance, approx. 6 weeks.
Plant in a well-drained soil in a sunny position.
Plant space: 20 cm
Germination: 21-28 days
Flowering: 15 Weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.
Prefers a rich moist well-drained soil in a protected sunny to partial shade position.