Orchid-like blooms of blue, pink, purple, lavender, white or bi-colored on delicate spires. Plants are 41-51 cm (16-20 in) and are continuous bloomers.
Start seed 6 to 10 weeks in advance of intended date for moving plants to the garden. Press seed into soil, do not cover. Germinates best at 24 C (75 F) usually in 4-8 days. Fluorescent light helps seed germinate and speeds seedling growth. Transplant at the 3 leaf stage and reduce growing temperature to 20 C (68 F). Grow on dry side but do not allow plants to wilt! Do not pinch, pinching will only delay flowering and make plant habit unattractive. Fertilize every 2 weeks with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong healthy plants. Garden spacing 40 cm (16 in) apart.