This mix of rich, autumnal shades looks great in massed plantings.
This cottage garden favourite is a beautiful mix of autumnal shades of bronze, mahogany, amber and gold flowers which are often banded and striped with contrasting colours.
They are excellent when mass planted, are superb for cutting and have good wet weather tolerance.
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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 15-20C (60-70F), and keep moist.
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.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out when all danger of frost has passed. Allow 30cm (12in) between plants.