Description – Easy and fun to grow with outstanding garden performance as well as being an attractive cut flower variety with an excellent vase life. Rich bicolour blooms stand aloft tall strong stems, shining out like a beacon, adding height and interest to borders.
Sowing – Sow thinly, 12mm (1/2in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart in well cultivated soil raked to a fine tilth. Germination usually takes around 10-21 days.
Growing – When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 30cm (12in) apart Alternatively, you can sow indoors in late winter/early spring for earlier flowering. Sow individually into 7.5cm (3in) pots at 20-30C (68-86F). When well grown, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out after all risk of frost.
Flowers – July to September