Sowing Instructions – Sow indoors. Prior to sowing cold stratify. Place seeds in a bag with damp sand at 4°C. for 4 weeks then sow 2mm deep into moist well-drained seed compost. Cover with a fine layer of compost. Propagate. Ideal temp. 15°C. Germination takes 14-42 days. Germination can be erratic. repeated cycles of warmth and cold may be required before germination occurs. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on in a cold frame. Acclimatise and plant out once danger of frost has passed with 50cm spacing.
Hints and Tips – Prefers moist well-drained soil in full sun. Does not like winter wet. Prone to slug and snail attack, treat accordingly.
Deadhead to prolong flowering window. Propagate by division in spring.
Seeds – Approx 50