Versatile summer annual, ideal in sun or part-shade. Perfect for summer bedding, borders and containers in a range of colourful flowers and green or bronze foliage.
How to sow
Sow seed on the surface of good free draining, seed compost. Cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 24-27C (75-80F) until after germination which takes 7-21 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.
How to grow
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Grow on in cooler conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12in) apart.
- Flowering period: June to September
- Pack contents (approx.): 500 seeds