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Bushy plants produce stunning scarlet flowers on slender open spikes. Guaranteed to catch the eye when grouped in colourful summer borders or containers.
Winner of an RHS Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance. Part of the seed range produced by Mr. Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.
Approx. 75 seeds
The RHS Award of Garden Merit is a mark of quality, awarded to garden plants with excellent garden performance. Each award is given only after a trial at an RHS Garden and judge by a team of experts.
The extensive flower seed range creates beautiful garden displays with excellent performance. Additionally they have been awarded RHS’s perfect for pollinators, as the best source of food for pollinating insects.
Sow indoors, February to April, in trays of seed compost. Sow thinly, cover lightly with a fine layer of compost. Firm gently and keep moist Keep at approx. 20ºC. Seedlings appear 14-21 days. Grow on at approx. 15ºC. When large enough transplant 5cm apart in trays Stand outside for a few days late May (avoid frosts). Transplant 25cm apart in flowering position. Keep moist and weed free.
Flowers: June to October. Remove dead spikes to prolong flowering.
Will tolerate quite dry, sunny conditions once established.