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|
Drop seeds 6mm (0.25in) deep in seed tray or punnet, in seed raising mix or compost. Keep moist. Thin (prick out) into 10cm (4in) pots when large enough to handle. Plant in final position when about 15cm (6in) tall, spacing plants 50cm (20in) apart. Prepare the soil by adding organic material and a complete fertiliser.
Remove dead flower heads to prolong flowering.