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Characteristics: Perennial usually grown as an annual 40 cm
Seeds per packet: 20
Dark green foliage with rich scarlet flower spikes. Outstanding for mass planting, borders or containers.
Adaptable to most garden soils but prefers a well-drained average soil in a sunny position.
Tropical: Year round.
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer.
Cold: Spring to Early Summer.
Sow: 3 mm deep.
Sow direct or in trays transplant when 5 cm high, avoid excessive root disturbance.
Germination: 14-21 days.
Plant space: 25 cm
Flowering: 12 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.