- Variety Info
- Sowing Info
Native: Southern Europe, Northern Africa, and West Asia
Hardiness: Usually grown as an annual, though perennial in USDA zone 5 and warmer.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Blooms heaviest in cool weather
Plant Dimensions: 18" tall, 12" wide
Variety Info: 1" bicolor flowers, dark red, and creamy white turning nearly black with the cooler weather of fall.
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: Cold Climates: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date or as soon as soil can be worked. Mild Climates: Late summer to early fall for winter and spring bloom.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: Surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"
Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 12"