Airy and light lilac flowers that look fabulous in a bedding border. Ideal as a cut flower.
Height 120cm (48”)
WHEN TO SOW
February to April
WHERE TO SOW
Sow seed on the surface of a good free-draining damp seed compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or a warm place at a temperature of 24-27°C (75-80°F) until after germination which usually takes 14-21 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep compost on the dry side at all times, and only water lightly as seedlings emerge.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into pots or trays. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12″) apart.
June to October
Plant towards to back of borders or amongst shrubs or grasses as the tall stems will add movement to the border.