An extremely quick-growing plant that flowers the same year it is sown, producing rosettes of shiny leaves from which sprout long stems, bearing massed (compact!) heads of pink flowers in late spring and summer. These plants also self seed gently and do especially well on poor sandy soil.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth. These plants also do well from being sprinkled finely where they are to flower, and then very gently being rubbed in to the soil.
Classification:Hardy perennial, Hardy biennial
Packet Content:20+ (Approx)