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Characteristics: Perennial 60-75 cm
Seeds per packet: 100
Beautifully perfumed flowers in a lovely red. Invaluable bedding plant with dense showy spikes of sweet scented flowers.
Justifiably popular for beds, borders, cut flowers and they also make magnificent plants for winter flowering in a greenhouse.
Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils in a sunny position. Prefers a rich loose soil but will tolerate dry poor soils.
Temperate: Mid-summer to Autumn.
Cold: Mid-summer to Autumn.
Sow: 3mm deep.
Sow direct or in trays transplant when 5 cm high, avoid excessive root disturbance.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 30cm
Flowering: 20 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.