This rapid-growing beauty is a little know annual that deserves a place in any garden as bees and butterflies love it! Masses of bright red starry flowers open en-masse in midsummer. Originating in North America, this extremely easy flower also self seeds with gay abandon, but never becomes a pest!
For best results, seeds are sown directly into the ground where required in the spring. Alternatively, sow in late winter/early spring in gentle warmth, 15-20 degrees C. Prick out into small 3 inch or 7 cm. pots and plant in final position when the plants are established.