A modern Grandiflora with larger blooms than older types.
Heathcliff has lots of large flowers with the long stems of the Spencers but with the bonus of the exceptional fragrance of older Grandifloras.
Their long stems give them superb appeal as cut flowers.
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How to Guide
Sow 5 seeds in a 12cm/5in pot of moist seed compost. Lightly cover with compost.
Water well after sowing but not again until seedlings emerge. Germinate at 10-15C / 50-60F
Sow 2cm / 1in deep and 10cm / 4 in apart. Water daily until seedlings emerge.
Sowing Distance20cm / 8in
Potting on/Thining Out
Grow on indoor raised seedlings in unheated conditions, ideally in a cold frame.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
From March, spacing 20cm / 8in apart. Support with canes or netting.
Support young plants with canes or netting.