Sumptuous, rich deep purple to black flowers
With a scalloped silvery-white edge
Try as ground cover or in hanging baskets
Height Up to 15cm (5.9in)
Spread Up to 35cm (13.8in)
patioground covercottage gardensalpine & rockery
Sun or semi shade
Antirrhinum majus 'Circus Clowns'
Gazania splendens 'New Day Mix' F1 Hybrid
Verbascum x hybrida 'Snow Maiden'
Sunflower 'Russian Giant' (Start-A-Garden™ Range)
Here is an annual that's "as pretty as a picture". There is an incessant parade of sumptuous 2cm, rich deep purple to black flowers with - the master touch - a scalloped silvery-white edge. It has truly ground hugging habit (not unlike annual alyssum) that will provide ground cover and contrast for all containers, hanging baskets, and it makes a tidy edging plant. Trailing 5-10cm (2-4in). Height: 30-38cm (12-15in).
How to sow flower seeds
Reasons to buy your seeds from Thompson & Morgan
1 Packet (250 Seeds) (23922)
Sow early spring outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 1.5mm (1/16in) deep in rows 15cm (6in) apart. Germination usually takes approximately 21 days.
An autumn sowing outdoors will provide earlier flowers and in a coldframe will produce spring flowering pot plants in the cold greenhouse.
When large enough to handle thin out to 15cm (6in) apart. They prefer a site with part shade or a sunny position that does not dry out.
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Nemophila menziesii 'Pennie Black'