If you have the space for this flower it is well worth growing. Large, open, airy flowers with a strong scent. The habit is bushy but it is tall and is best in full sun, not one for the back of the border in the shade. Centre spot in an island bed is perfect. The plants need regular removal of the dead flower heads to encourage more flower and keep the plants looking good. Half Hardy Annual.
Average content per packet: 300 seeds
January - March
Indoors in seed trays or pots.
Put seed packet into fridge for 1 week before sowing. Moisten compost before sowing. They need light for germination so sow seeds on the surface and do not cover. Fluctuating temperatures help e.g. cold nights and warm greenhouse days. Must be kept moist. When 2 leaves show prick out into trays 4-5cm apart or single pots.