Our most popular mixture, a dwarf strain which is much better than the older tall types. Ideal for bedding, tubs, window boxes and border edges. A half-hardy annual, flowering the same year. Prefers a sunny position.
Growing tip: Remove dead heads to prolong flowering season. Cut when first buds are opening for indoor arrangements.
|Flowering Period — Summer, Autumn, Spring|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Sow 5mm (1/4”) deep in trays of seed raising mix. Keep moist and transplant to 10-15cm (4-6”) pots in a sunny, sheltered position. When sturdy enough transfer to final growing position. Can also be sown direct in cropping position. When first truss has set, feed regularly. Pinch out the side shoots as they appear. Harvest when ripe. Seedlings emerge 10-14 days.
Keep this plant moist.
Remove dead flower heads to prolong flowering.