Flowers in : Summer
Germination : Easy
Aftercare : Easy
Ideal for : Borders, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flowers, Pot Plants
Height : 24 inches
Bright and colourful annuals which are simplicity itself to grow. Larkspur Improved, Californian Poppy Mixed, Cornflower Polka Dot Mixed and Candytuft Dwarf Fairy Mixed, separately packed and labelled, showing a saving over purchasing individually. Use them to fill a sunny corner, to brighten up the border or to provide cut flowers for the house. Good for children in their first attempts at gardening. Flowers summer. Height: 15-60cm (6-24in).
Sow early spring to early summer outdoors where they are to flower. Fork the ground over, firm it across and then rake until it has a fine lump free surface. Scatter the seeds very sparingly and lightly rake them in. Alternatively, for easier management, sow 3mm (1/8in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Germination usually takes approximately 14 days.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin out to 20-30cm (9-12in) apart. The thinnings can be very carefully lifted with a trowel and transplanted elswhere. They prefer a sunny open site in ordinary well drained garden soil.
Keep weed free and provide a little support of twiggy sticks.