These plants produce a number of tall spikes with densely packed florets. Cold hardy, easy to grow and early to flower, their cheery flower spikes are a delight to have in your garden and wonderful in bouquets.
50 seeds per packet.
|Life cycle:||Hardy Annual|
|Climate:||Prefers cool to moderate temperatures and can withstand some frost. Following germination, plants require a cold period (between 0 and 13 C) for the first 4-6 weeks to ensure they flower well.|
|Sowing guide:||Refrigerate seeds @ 4 C for 1-2 weeks prior to sowing. Direct sow (recommended) in March to April / August or sow in trays and transplant after 8 weeks. If transplanting, take extra care to avoid root disturbance.|
|Planting Season:||Autumn / Spring|
|Germination guide:||14-21 days @ 13 C. Darkness required - cover seed with a layer of soil.|
|Good Bee Food:||No|
|Flowering time:||September (if sown in March to April) or 120 days after sowing in August.|
|Final height:||90-120 cm|
Provide horisontal plant support when growing in windy areas.
Harvest when the botton 1/3 of the flowers are open. Expected vase life is up to 7 days.