Classic cottage garden favourite, these colourful plants bear masses of bell-shaped blooms all summer long. Trouble-free and easy-to-grow in full sun.
How to sow
Sow seed on the surface of good free draining, seed compost. Seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination which takes 10-12 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Can also be sown outdoors 3mm (1/8in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart.
How to grow
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Grow on in cooler conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 38cm (15in) apart. Plants will flower the following year.
- Flowering period: July to September
- Pack contents (approx.): 500 seeds