Tumbling waves of foliage, superior blooms that fill out quickly, trailing to 2’, are attractive as a ground cover or in containers, lasting all season long. Incredible performance in the ground, ours have been amply blooming since late May. Start seeds in late winter for spring and summer blooms then sow some 3 ½ months before the end of summer for fresh flowers through the autumn into winter. Hardy to zone 5.
Annual, perennial zone 5a-10
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover the seed
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperature. Transplant apart after the last frost, 6-9” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Early spring, late summer through autumn in areas with mild winters. Sow a few seeds every 6-8". Thin to the most robust seedling, or sow seeds close together in a row and when thinning out the seedlings transplant them to other places in the garden.
Growth Habit: Mounded
Height and Width: 6-8" x 6-8"
Spacing: 6-8" apart
Light Needs: Full sun to part sun
Soil Needs: Fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 60-70 days
Uses: Flower beds, borders, containers, window boxes
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Deadhead to encourage more flower production. Mulch and keep well watered during dry spells. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time.