Approximately 500 Seeds
Wonderfully large flower-heads are packed with dark plum,almost black, crumpled petals, which give the flower a pretty frilly effect. These stunning blooms sit on top of stout stems in summer and as the petals fall, attractive seed heads remain, which will add interest to the border for several months.
SITE: full sun
FLOWERING MONTHS: June to August
SOW OUTDOORS: March to May / August to September (for flowers the following year)
CARE TIPS: Protect from slugs and snails. They will self-sow.
They tend to resent root disturbance, so sow shallowly, directly into a well prepared bed in spring and water well. As the seedlings develop, thin them out to 30cm intervals keeping just the healthiest and most robust plants. Protect the emerging seedlings from slugs and snails. The seedheads can be dried and added to winter arrangements.