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Description – A stunning, free-flowering climber with striking blue, star-shaped blooms. Ideal for growing up trellis and fences, or in pots with a climbing frame in the conservatory, or try growing in hanging baskets for an unusual display!
Sowing – Soak seeds overnight in tepid water before sowing, 6mm (1/18in) deep, in free-draining seed compost. Place in a propagator or seal the container inside a polythene bag and place at 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination, which takes 7-30 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.
Growing – Transplant when large enough to handle into 13cm (5in) pots of loam-based soil. Grow on in cooler, well-lit conditions for 10-15 days before planting out 30cm (12in) apart after all risk of frost has passed. For pot plants, plant into loam-based soil in 20cm (8in) pots. Grow on with plenty of light, but shade from direct sun. Remove spent flowers regularly.
Harvest – March to June