Prized for attracting monarch butterflies! Nice for cutting, and the blooms are long-lasting in fresh and dried bouquets, produces large number of showy flat-topped clusters of beautiful rose coloured blooms. Plant height is 90 cm (3 ft).
Sow seed outdoors as soon as soil can be worked. Cover seed very lightly and keep the soil moist until all seedlings appear. For earlier flowers start seed indoors 2 weeks in advance of intended date for moving the plants to the garden. Lightly cover the seed with soil. Germinates best at at 24 C (74 F), usually in 10 days. Transplant into individual pots to grow on, be careful not to disturb roots when transplanting to the garden. All it asks is well-drained soil (moist or damp soils are just fine!) and plenty of sun. Garden spacing 60 cm (2 ft).