Approximately 200 Seeds
This is a beautiful, medium-tall variety producing an abundance of pretty, long-lasting, double orange blooms that are three or four inches across, with deep chocolate-brown centres. They are also favoured as cut flowers as they look gorgeous and last well in a vase.
SITE: full sun
FLOWERING MONTHS: July to October
SOW UNDER COVER/PLANT INDOORS: February to April
SOW DIRECT/PLANT OUTDOORS: May to June
Place the seeds on the surface of a good free-draining, damp, seed compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Seal the container inside a polythene bag and place at 15-20C or use a heated mat. Germination can take 1 to 4 months, but is often quicker. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into pots. Grow on in cooler conditions for 10 to 15 days before planting out after risk of fros has passed/ Plant 60cm apart. Plants may prove hardy if wet winter conditions are avoided but are most often grown as an annual.