Intense scarlet red blooms contrast beautifully with the very dark green foliage.
Intense scarlet red blooms contrast beautifully with the very dark green foliage. Compact plants grow to 30 cm (12") tall. Superb plant for massing in the sunny garden.
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How To Grow
250-500 seeds/gram Direct garden sow seed at the end of May. Barely cover the seeds with soil and keep soil moist though the 7-14 day germination period. Thin or transplant to 30 cm (12") apart when the seedlings are 5 cm (2") tall. For earlier flowering, start seed indoors in a soil-less mix in late March. Leave seeds on the surface of the growing medium and maintain a temperature of 21-24 C (70-75 F). Grow on under lights at 15 C (60 F) before hardening off and transplanting outside in late May.
Blooming Season Begins
Tender Perennial Grown as an Annual
Days to Emergence
7 to 14
Medium %2830 to 45 cm%29%2812 to 18%22%29
Killed by Frost
Degree of Difficulty
Stunning massed in a sunny site