Superb purple-mauve flowers.
This good garden variety combines the rich scent and flower form of old fashioned 'grandifloras' with the long stems of modern varieties.
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How to Guide
Almost fill 12cm (5in) pots with moist seed compost. Sow five seeds, evenly spaced, per pot and cover with 1cm (1/2in) of compost.
Water well after sowing. Sept/Oct sowings give the earliest blooms. Over winter seedlings in a cold frame. Place Jan-Mar sowings in warmth 10-15C (50-60F).
When seedlings emerge transfer pots to cold frame or greenhouse to harden off.
Sow seeds in flowering positions 2cm (1in) deep, 10cm (4in) apart. Keep moist in dry spells.
Sowing Distance20cm / 8in
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Plant 20cm (8in) apart from March onwards.