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Dwarf and early flowering, very uniform 7 cm (3 in) flowers provide a cheery blend of bright yellow, orange, delicate apricot and soft yellow. Ht 30 cm (1 ft). Origin: S. Europe. Edible.
Sow directly in the garden once soil has warmed in the spring. Cover lightly with soil and keep moist until all seeds appear. For earlier plants start seed 4 weeks in advance of intended date for moving plants to the garden. Cover lightly with soil. Germinates best at 21 C (70 F) usually in 10 to 14 days. Reduce temperature to 15 C (60 F) after seedlings are established. Fertilize every 2 weeks with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong healthy plants. Garden spacing 30 cm (12 in) apart.