Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost.
Transplant after last frost.
Direct seed after last frost.
Note: May direct seed every 2-3 weeks for continuous blooms. Gentle while transplanting!
8" in rows 12-15" apart.
6-14 days @ soil temp 70F
Full sun to part shade
Poor to Average. Prefers well-drained, and evenly moist soil that is lower in fertility. Slight stems will fall (especially in rain) if growth is too fast!
While not absolutely necessary, you may provide support to keep them upright and tidy. Grown in blocks they tend to support one another unless it rains often.
Cut when 1/3-1/2 of flowers are open and expect a vase life of one week. May sear ends, or place in very hot water and allow to cool, if stems are drooping.