Naturally dwarf plants with dark foliage and dark purple buds on multi-headed stems.
Merlot -coloured ray petal transitioning to a pretty pink shades. Idea toward the front of a border and can make an interesting cut flower.
Height 50-60cm (20-24in)
Sow April to May
Flowers July to September
WHERE TO SOW
Sow seed thinly in drills 45cm (18″) apart in well cultivated soil raked to a fine tilth. Germination usually takes 15-21 days.
FOR EARLIER SOWINGS
Sow indoors, individually in 7.5cm (3″) pots at 20-25°C. When well grown, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out after all risk of frost has passed in a well-drained soil in full sun.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
When large enough to handle, thin to 45cm (18″) apart.
Plant towards the front of borders or into containers creating interest.