Produces unique showy open double flowers in hues of orange, white, yellow, and crimson on shorter compact, basal branching plants. These heat resistant plants are great for sunny garden landscapes. Pinch center growth for well branched plants. Best in rich well-drained soil kept evenly moist. Deadhead faded blooms for continued flowering.
Sow seed indoors 4-6 weeks prior to last frost. Use a sterile, fine germination media. Press seed into media and cover. Maintain uniform moisture and media temperature of 65°-70°F. Germination will occur in 7-14 days. Grow in sunny location at cooler temperatures until danger of frost has passed. Plant outdoors in sunny location in previously prepared garden soil or grow in container with other cool tolerant annuals such as violas, bellis or edibles like lettuce.