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Deep red, single flowers. Widely recognised as a symbol of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, they make a stunning display when mass planted. An annual, flowering the same year. Prefers a well-drained soil and sunny position.
|Growth Height — 60cm|
|Flower Colour — Red|
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Sprinkle seeds over soil, cover lightly, firm down gently and keep damp. Or sow in seed boxes, transplanting when large enough to handle. Thin as necessary, spacing 20cm apart. Feed regularly and remove spent flower heads to encourage flowering. Protect from snails. Pinch out the early buds to encourage good, strong clumps.
Remove dead flower heads to prolong flowering.