Hardy perennial with masses of rich raspberry red flowers with a deep velvet red centre, flowering from June onwards. Full sun or partial shade. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 60cm (24”).
Sow from late winter to mid summer, just covering the seed with compost. Seal inside a polythene bag or place in a propagator and keep at 18-20C (65-70F). Germination takes 14-30 days.
sown early will often produce flowers the same season.
When large enough to handle transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions and plant out 38cm (15in)