More colourful than ever before! With its glowing eyes to add contrast, these stunning cottage garden perennials make a beautiful cut flower for a vase indoors, and the edible flowers can even be added to salads for an attractive, tasty treat.
How to sow
Place seed on the surface of good free draining compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 15-20˚C (59-68F) until after germination which can take 10-12 days. Do not exclude daylight as this helps germination.
How to grow
Transplant seedlings, when large enough to handle, into pots. Grow on in cooler conditions for 10-15 days, before planting out after all risk of frost, 60cm (24in) apart. Overwinter autumn sowings in a coldframe or cool greenhouse and plant out the following spring.
- Flowering period: July to September
- Pack contents (approx.): 40 seeds