A fragrant cottage garden favourite with brightly coloured blooms over many weeks. Great for cutting and beds and borders.
Sow outdoors, April-July, in a seed bed, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Thin seedlings to 5cm (2″) apart, when large enough to handle. Keep moist and weed free. Plant out to flowering position, September-November, allowing 23cm (9″) between plants. Flowers: May to July, the following year.
Tip: Pinch out growing tip when approx. 1cm (4″) tall for bushy plants and more flowers. Remove dead heads to prolong the flowering season.