Electrifying, red plumes with feathery spikes cluster tightly above bright olive-green foliage on this award-winning beauty! Creates a continuous show of color. Arrabona is the heat-loving, drought-tolerant annual you MUST try this year! Plants are 35-45 cm (14-18 in).
Sow seed 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 6 weeks before date of transplanting out in the garden. Soil temperature should be 21 C (70 F). Seed should germinate in 7 to 10 days. Reduce temperature to near 12 C (58 F) after they sprout for best results. These plants prefer full sun and somewhat alkaline soil. Wet soggy locations should be avoided. Fertilize every 2 weeks with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong healthy plants. Garden spacing 60 cm (24 in) apart.