- Variety Info
- Sowing Info
- Growing Info
Family: Solanaceae, Nightshade family, includes tomatoes, potatoes, petunias, nicotiana, Chinese lantern, and eggplant.
Exposure: Full sun. Afternoon shade is beneficial in warm climates.
Bloom Period: Summer
Plant Dimensions: 24"–30" tall
Variety Info: 2" deep blue-purple flowers with dark central blotches.
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in late summer or fall for cool-season blooms.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 12 – 30 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"
Special Care: Pinch back tips once plants have at least 4 sets of leaves to encourage branching, which will create a sturdier plant. Staking may be necessary. Deadhead (remove spent blossoms) regularly for continued production.