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Live Herb Plants
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Fantastic plants growing to 12 inches and remain compact and beautiful throughout the summer. Very early blooms are large (up to 2 1/2 inches) and fully crested. These flowers are always blooming in the pots for us well ahead of other varieties. A balanced mix of yellow, gold, red/orange, and mahogany.
Germination: 7-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface and lightly cover
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, space 8-15" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Starting a week or two before the last frost date into early summer. Sow a few seeds every 8-15", thin to the most robust seedlings, or sow seeds close together, 1 per inch, and when you thin the seedlings transplant them to other places in the garden.
Growth Habit: Mounded
Height and Width: 12” x 12”
Spacing: 8-15" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 60-70 days
Uses: Flower beds, containers and planters
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Pinch back plants when they are young for a bushier growth habit. Deadhead to prolong blooming. Amend soil with compost before sowing or transplanting or apply liquid fertilizer a few times a season.
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I love the variety of colors in the hero mix. They began blooming by early May giving the bees and hummingbirds some food in the garden.