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Common name: Cup flower
Characteristics: Perennial 20 cm
Seeds per packet: Approx 30
Cupflowers are a fabulous choice for a mixed box or bed as they do not over run other plants and come back year after year as strong bloomers. Initially bright, dark purple, the blooms fade to pastel lavender by the time they are spent. Deadheading them at this point brings on more blooms.
Adaptable to most moist well-drained soil in an open sunny position.
Tropical: All Seasons.
Temperate: Mid-Winter to Late Summer.
Cool climate: Spring to Early Summer. .
Sow: 6mm deep Not not sow deeply.
Sow direct or in trays. If sowing in trays transplant when large enough to handle avoiding excessive root disturbance.
Plant in a well-drained soil in a sunny position.
Plant space: 20cm
Germination: 15-30 days