Delicate, fragrant primrose-type flowers which are borne in dense clusters. The sparkling colours range from white and pink to blue and violet. Strongly recommended, particularly when thick cover is required. A half hardy annual, flowering the same year.
|Growth Height — 20cm|
|Flowering Period — Summer, Autumn|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Sow by just covering the seeds with compost. Keep moist and warm - 15-20C (60-68F). Germination can be erratic and may take 3-4 weeks. Thin (prick out) the seedlings when they have developed 2-4 leaves. Harden off and plant out in October, allowing 20-30cm between plants. Pinch out the leading shoot of each plant to encourage bushy growth. For denser ground cover, peg down lateral shoots. Water well during dry spells and remove dead heads to prolong flowering period.
Water this plant well during dry spells.
Remove dead flower heads to prolong flowering.