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Characteristics: Perennial often grown as annual 60 cm
Seeds per packet: Approx 100
Tall stately plants with ruffled blooms in a rich variety of colours. Great for bedding or as cut flowers.
Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils in an open sunny position.
Tropical: Autumn to Early Spring.
Temperate: Autumn or Early Spring to Early Summer.
Sow: 1 mm deep.
Sow on surface and cover very lightly, do not bury deeply. Sow direct or in trays transplant when 5 cm high, avoid excessive root disturbance.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 35 cm
Flowering: 26 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.