Bright scarlet flowers borne in abundance on busy plants make a dramatic statement whether in patio pots or summer bedding schemes. They will bloom for months, and remain neat and compact.
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How to Guide
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Place in warmth 20-25C (70-75F), and keep moist. Lower temperatures inhibit germination.
Sowing Distance20cm / 8in
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant individually to 8cm (3in) pots. As young plants develop, grow on at between 10-15C (50-60F).
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out when danger of frost has passed. Allow 20cm (8in) between plants.