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Description – Floriferous plants with attractive, long-lasting flowers in an excellent mix with some unique very striking double colours. Plants are well-branching, with a compact, mildew-resistant habit. Aztec Sunset will create a long-lasting and colourful display in borders, pots and patio containers.
Sowing – Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp seed compost. Lightly cover, 3mm (1/8in) deep, with vermiculite or compost. Place container in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag at a temperature of 20-30C (68-86F) until after germination which usually takes 7-21 days. Direct sow outside from late April once the soil has warmed. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 3mm (1/16in).
Growing – Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle, taking care not to damage the fragile roots, into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out, 30cm (12in) apart after all risk of frost has passed.
Harvest – March to May