Description – Unique strain with distinctly waved and ruffled blooms and colours deep, velvety and conspicuous, making wonderful bedding and edging subjects. Superb also for tubs, planters etc. Flowers spring to summer. Height 6in.
Sowing – Sow late winter/spring or late summer. Sow 1.5mm (1/16in) deep in good seed compost excluding light as darkness is beneficial. Germination usually takes 14-21 days at 19-24C (65-75F). Keep the soil just moist and avoid high temperatures which will prevent germination.
Growing – When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow cool. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 1-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 23-3cm (9-12in) apart in most soils, sun or part shade.
Aftercare – Summer sowings should be moved to a coldframe and planted out in early spring.
Flowers – March to September