Compact and bushy plants for beds, edging and planters. Long flowering in a very wide range of colours. Treat as HHA.
A Best Buy variety as recommended by the Gardening Press and Consumer Groups.
These colourful summer flowering plants make excellent bedding and container displays, whilst the taller types make superb cut flowers.
Sow indoors, January-March. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Transplant seedlings, 5cm (2″) apart, to other trays when large enough to handle (always handle by a leaf and never by the stem). Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, 20cm (8″) apart, into well-drained soil, when frosts are over. Flowers: June-October.
Remove dead heads to prolong flowering season.