Also known as Ostrich Feathers because of the loose, gracefully curled arrangement of the petals.
Also known as Ostrich Feathers because of the loose, gracefully curled arrangement of the petals. Fragrant, immense double flowers averaging 10-15 cm (4-6") in size are perched on top of sturdy 60 cm (2') high stems. Colours include white, pink, crimson, salmon-rose, blue and purple. A reliable old favourite that is not invasive. A superb cutflower that can be used in beds, borders or containers in sites with full sun to partial shade.
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How To Grow
400 seeds/gram. Sow seed directly outdoors in mid May or for earlier flowering, start indoors in a soil-less growing medium from mid March through to early April. Keep seed at the surface as light aids in germination. Seed will germinate in 7-15 days at 21 C (70 F). Note: Germination can be irregular and ranges from 50-80 %. Grow on indoors under lights at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside after the danger of frost has passed. Dead head to promote continued flowering.
Blooming Season Begins
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Spring
Days to Emergence
7 to 15 irregular
Medium %2850 to 70 cm%29%2820%22 to 28%22%29
Killed by Frost
Degree of Difficulty
Massing in a sunny to partially shaded garden.
Later season colour.