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Characteristics: Annual 60 cm
Seeds per packets: 30
An annual which produces an abundance of terminal spikes packed with salmon-pink, purple flowers. The foliage on this plant has a reddish-purple hue.
A great cut and dried flower, good for the back of the border.
Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils in a sunny position, richer soils produce better blooms. Drought and frost sensitive.
Tropical: Winter, Spring & Summer.
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Summer.
Cold: Spring Early Summer
Sow: 3mm deep.
Sow direct in warmer areas or grow in trays and transplant when large enough to handle, avoid excessive root disturbance.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 20cm
Flowering: 12 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.