An open flowered mix which is suited to larger containers or borders. Great garden performance. 28cm
Annual, which can be sown early and sold April onwards as it is tolerant of low temperatures. Sow January-February, germinates 7-10 days at 18-21°C. Sowing-flowering 14-16 weeks. 6,500 seeds per gram, sow 1/4g for 1,000 plants. ‘Snapdragon’. Compact varieties such as Floral Showers are sold in 6 or 9 packs in bud or in flower. They can also be sown in June-July and sold in flower in pots in Autumn. Taller varieties sold in 9-packs or strip trays as green plants with label. F1 hybrids such as Ribbon, La Bella and Sonnet are ideal for formal bedding schemes. Candy Showers is a trailing hanging basket variety for Spring and Autumn sales, whilst Rocket, Madame Butterfly and the Potomac Series are cut flower types.
Cut Flower Technical Information Sow at 18-21°C, transplant into modules. Sow September onwards for planting out in unheated glass/ tunnels for Spring cropping. Sow February for planting outdoors May onwards for Summer Cropping. Or sow July for cropping under unheated glass/tunnels in late Autumn. Plant out at 25x25cm, pinching out tips. Thin to 4-5 of strongest shoots per plant. Requires support with crop netting. Cut when spikes are one third open. Feed crop well.