This lovely plant from Madeira is vaguely reminiscent of a gangly Geranium maderense with much-divided stems and slightly smaller, but many more pink flowers. Although usually biennial, it will gently self-seed to perpetuate itself and has a very long flowering season.
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.
Classification:Hardy perennial, Hardy biennial
Seeds / gram:200 (Approx)