Bred as a high density, mass planting variety for the professional gardener but we think home gardeners will want it too! Early blooming, multiple stems and large 12 to 16 cm (5-6″) flowers on deep green zonal leaf plants can’t be beat. Matures to a garden height of 35-40 cm (14-16″). The MAVERICK series is a big improvement over our previously offered Orbit series for colour and consistency of plant habit. Packet of 10 seeds $3.69.
How to Grow
Start seed indoors in a soil-less mix in late January/early February. Sow 6 mm (1/4″) deep and keep at 21-24 C (70- 75 F) for the 14 to 21 day germination period. After germination, grow-on under lights at a cooler temperature range of 15-18 C (60-65 F). Transplant month-old seedlings to 10 cm (4’) pots for growing-on. Harden off young plants before transplanting outside to a sunny spot after all danger of frost has passed. Space plants 45 cm (18’) apart in the garden.