A well-known favourite, but this variety is best for cutting. Strong, tall stems are covered in the most adorable sapphire-blue flowers. Harvest regularly to keep them producing.
100 seeds per packet
89 in stock
|Life cycle:||Hardy Annual|
|Climate:||Hardy annual. Prefers cool to moderate temperatures and can withstand some frost.|
|Sowing guide:||Direct sow in March to May / September to October. Alternatively sow in trays and transplant after 3-4 weeks.|
|Germination guide:||5-8 days @ 18-21 C. Darkness required - cover seed with a layer of soil.|
|Spacing:||23-30 cm apart|
|Pinch:||Yes, when 20 cm high.|
|Flowering time:||August to October (if sown in March to May) or 85 days after sowing from September.|
|Final height:||60 cm|
Provide horisontal plant support when growing in windy areas.
Harvest when half of the flowers on the spray are open. Harvest during the cool part of the day and rest in water for a couple of hours to prevent wilting. Expected vase life is 5-6 days. This variety is not edible.