Large, attractive strong mauve flowers are darkest in the centre and have a light delicate fragrance.
These will be great for growing in borders, containers and beds in different aspects of your garden. When these seeds have produced fully grown plants they’ll create massive impact.
Wonderful for cutting and well suited to exhibition work.
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How to Guide
Almost fill 12cm (5in) pots with moist seed compost. Sow five seeds, evenly spaced, per pot and lightly cover them with a little more compost.
Water well after sowing, but not again until seedlings have emerged. Place in warmth 10-15C (50-60F).
Sow seeds in pre-watered soil 2cm (1in) deep, 10cm (4in) apart. Keep soil moist until seedlings emerge.
Sowing Distance20cm / 8in
Potting on/Thining Out
Grow on in unheated conditions, ideally in a cold frame. Pinch out the growing tips of plants produced from Jan-Mar sowings. Plant out 20cm (8in) apart from March onwards.
Support young plants with canes, netting or trellis to about 180cm (6ft). Pick the blooms regularly to ensure a continuous supply.