Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. 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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