Vigorous, colorful annuals, reaching up to 4 feet tall. Valued for their profuse display of stunning flowers in a wide range of colors. Flowers are densely packed along stalks, and are about 1-inch wide, with a distinctive lipped shape. Plants grow as one or several tall stalks covered with bright flowers. Outstanding back border plants and great cut flower.
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Size: Height: 1 ft. to 1.5 ft.
Width: 0.5 ft. to 0.67 ft.
Plant Category: annuals and biennials,
Plant Characteristics: low maintenance, seed start,
Foliage Characteristics: medium leaves,
Flower Characteristics: long lasting, old fashioned/heritage, showy,
Flower Color: creams, pinks, purples, yellows,
Bloomtime Range: Late Spring to Mid Summer
USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 to 10
AHS Heat Zone: Not defined for this plant
Light Range: Part Sun to Full Sun
pH Range: 6.5 to 7
Soil Range: Sandy Loam to Clay Loam
Water Range: Normal to Normal
FertilizingHow-to : Fertilization for Annuals and Perennials
Annuals and perennials may be fertilized using: 1.water-soluble, quick release fertilizers; 2. temperature controlled slow-release fertilizers; or 3. organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion. Water soluble fertilizers are generally used every two weeks during the growing season or per label instructions. Controlled, slow-release fertilizers are worked into the soil ususally only once during the growing season or per label directions. For organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion, follow label directions as they may vary per product.
LightConditions : Full to Partial Sun
Full sunlight is needed for many plants to assume their full potential. Many of these plants will do fine with a little less sunlight, although they may not flower as heavily or their foliage as vibrant. Areas on the southern and western sides of buildings usually are the sunniest. The only exception is when houses or buildings are so close together, shadows are cast from neighboring properties. Full sun usually means 6 or more hours of direct unobstructed sunlight on a sunny day. Partial sun receives less than 6 hours of sun, but more than 3 hours. Plants able to take full sun in some climates may only be able to tolerate part sun in other climates. Know the culture of the plant before you buy and plant it!
Conditions : Full Sun
Full Sun is defined as exposure to more than 6 hours of continuous, direct sun per day.
PlantingHow-to : Sow Seed
Now is the preferred time to sow seed.