A dwarf compact variety with a very wide colour range and excellent for bedding. It can be treated either as a biennial or as a half hardy annual to produce flowers the same season usually in around 10 weeks from sowing. Flowers early summer. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height 6in.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Transplant when large enough to handle into boxes. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 15cm (6in) apart in a sunny spot on light well drained soil.
For flowering the following year sow thinly in well raked soil in late summer and transplant to their flowering positions in autumn,
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