An amazing plant. More than one color of flower can appear on the same plant. Mixed colors, all flowers splashed or marbled in cherry-red and pink. Height: 50-70 cm (20-28 in.)
Very easy to grow. Direct seed in garden after the soil has thoroughly warmed in the spring, covering seed with 1/2 cm (1/4 in) soil. For earlier flowers start seeds indoors 4 in advance of intended date for moving plants to the garden. Germinates best at 22 C (74 F) usually in 7-14 days. Merely press seed into the surface of the soil. Water well until well established. Flourish in ordinary soil in sunny location. Will tolerate drought but it is best to keep soil evenly moist. Fertilize every 2 weeks with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong healthy plants. Garden spacing 45 cm (18 in) apart.