Improved giant Super Elfins produce profuse uniform blooms on dwarf 15-20 cm (6-8 in) plants.
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 7-10 days. Fluorescent light helps seed germinate and speeds seedling growth. Transplant at the 3 leaf stage and reduce growing temperature to 15 C (60 F). Fertilize every 2 weeks with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong healthy plants. Garden spacing 30 cm (12 in) apart.