Intense deep plum purple spikes have a high impact of color all season. We planted these behind low growing flowers like petunias and zinnia making for a lovely mix of color. Very showy and easy to grow.
Germination: 7-21 days
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface, lightly press in
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75 degree F soil temperature. Transplant into the garden after the last frost. Water seedlings regularly until established.
Outside Sowing: After last frost, when soil is over 65 degrees F. Only in areas with long growing seasons.
Growth Habit: Columnar, upright
Height and Width: 24-30” x 10-12”
Spacing: 10-12" apart
Light Needs : Full sun, light shade
Soil Needs : Average, well drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 75 days
Uses: Patio containers, bedding plants, established plants tolerate drought, low maintenance, long lasting color, deer resistant.
Care: Mix compost into the soil at transplanting time. Keep transplants watered regularly until established when it will tolerate drier conditions. Fertilize with a liquid fertilizer every few weeks. Blooms profusely and removing dead flowers keeps the plant looking fresh.