Flowers: Spring and summer
Height: 40cm, Spread: 25cm
Position: Sun or semi shade
Packet of 50 seeds
Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of year except mid summer. Sow thinly onto the surface of a moist, free-draining seed compost in pots or trays and do not cover seed. Seal in a polythene bag or place in a propagator or other warm place and maintain at 18-21C. Keep the compost just moist at all times. Germination should begin to take place from 10-60 days. Germination can be erratic hence the need to sow the seeds thinly so that germinated seedlings can be removed and not disturb the remaining seeds too much.
Growing Instructions: Once the seedlings emerge open the bag or propagator vents to reduce the temperature. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, pot up into 9cm pots and grow on, overwintering as necessary in a cool, well-ventilated place away from frosts. In spring, gradually acclimatise the young plants to outdoor conditions, then plant out 25 cm apart in a sunny or semi shaded spot.