This variety blooms from July until the first frost on plants that often exceed 2 feet in height. Extremely impressive when planted in beds. If you want constant scarlet color this is the plant for you.
Annual, Perennial zone 8 and above
Germination: 7-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly press in, needs light to germinate
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, 10-12” apart
Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost, when soil is over 65ºF. Only in areas with long growing seasons.
Growth Habit: Columnar, upright
Height and Width: 24-30” x 12-18”
Spacing: 10-12" apart
Light Needs: Full sun, light shade
Soil Needs: Average, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 100-110 days
Uses: Cut flowers, patio containers, bedding plants, established plants tolerate drought, low maintenance, long-lasting color, deer resistant.
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Cut back stems as the blooms fade, this encourages more flower production. Fertilize with a liquid fertilizer every few weeks.