Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before your last frost.
Transplant out after last frost.
Direct sow after last frost.
Note: Germination can be tricky. Patience!
Cover seeds very lightly
10-12 days @ soil temp 65-70F
Average-high. Tolerant to most soil types but prefers well-drained and evenly moist soil.
Loved by pollinators!
Fresh flowers are lovely but the seed pods are what you're really after!
Cut when flowers are in bud stage or just opening and expect a vase life of a week. OR wait until the ornamental seed pods have developed (they should be light green and not shattering). Those will last indefinitely.