Sown in summer for an early spring display the next year this strain gives a mass of lovely colour range blooms and a delicious fragrance.
Height 40cm (16″)
WHEN TO SOW
Late June to August.
WHERE TO SOW
Sow seeds on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost and lightly cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite. Place in a propagator or a warm place until after germination which usually takes 10-21 days.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into pots or trays. Gradually acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12″) apart.
Alternatively, seeds can be sown thinly outdoors direct into a nursery bed and transplanted into final flowering positions in the autumn.
April to July the following year
In colder areas it may prove beneficial to over-winter the plants in a cold frame and plant out in March.