A stunning range of vibrant red, orange and yellow single flowers bloom profusely and are complemented by the cream variegation of the leaves. They tolerate a wide range of soils, heat and cold.
Both foliage and flowers are edible too, bringing a peppery kick and bright colour to your salads.
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How to Guide
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost, covering seeds with 1cm (1/2in) of compost. Place in warmth 15-25C (60-75F).
Sow seeds in pre-watered soil at a depth of 2cm (1in) in their flowering positions. Keep soil moist until seedlings emerge and water as required in dry spells. Thin seedlings to around 30cm (12in) apart.
Sowing Distance30cm / 12in
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost, or individually to small pots.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out to their flowering positions. Allow 30cm (12in) between plants.