Cheerful bright blooms in hues of purple, pink and white each with a blue or purple eye will liven up anywhere they are planted. Excellent as a ground cover but equally wonderful in a pot or hanging basket. These long blooming and drought tolerant beauts are a must have for the garden.
Sow seeds February to May in pots or trays of good seed compost. Place in a propagator or warm place, providing an optimum temperature of about 15C (59F). Lightly cover seeds with a very fine sprinkling of vermiculite. After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged, germination will usually take 10-14 days. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays. Gradually acclimatize plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost.