Sowing Early sowings in pots or trays under glass at 13°C, later sowings direct in growing site 1cm (½”) deep. Planting Glasshouse sowings should be thinned to 5-7cm (2-3”) apart before gradually hardening off and planting out in April 25cm (10”) apart. Outdoor sowings should be gradually thinned to an eventual spacing of 25cm (10”). The thinnings can be potted for Winter use. Growing Tips A few plants in pots can be brought in for Winter use. Seed can be slow to germinate, so be patient.
Sowing Sow in February/ March in gentle heat in seed trays or in May to July in trays in a cold frame or in a seed bed. Planting When seedlings are large enough to handle , prck off glasshouse sowings, harden off in April and transplant in May 8cm (3") apart. Tansplant Spring sowings to a nursery bed and into flowering site in September
Sowing Sow the seeds in a nursery bed or cold frame in shallow drills. Planting As the seedlings appear, thin to 5-10cm (2-4”) apart and keep weed free. Transplant in September or October to the flowering site 30-40cm (12-16”) apart. Other Instructions Allow the flower spikes to dry into the late Autumn before cutting down, so that the seed is scattered to produce flowers the following year.
Sowing Sow the seed in a well prepared nursery bed about 1cm (½”) deep in rows 15cm (6”) apart. Keep well watered. Planting As the seedlings develop, thin gradually until they are 10cm (4”) apart. Keep weed free. Plant out into the flowering site in late September or early October 40cm (16”) apart. Other Instructions After flowering, cut all stems back to ground level. Most effective planted in groups of 6 plants or more.
Sowing Early sowings in pots or trays under glass at 21°C. Later sowings direct in flowering site. Planting Prick off glasshouse seedlings into trays when large enough to handle 10cm (4”) apart. Gradually harden off before planting out in May 25cm (10”) apart. Thin direct sown seedlings to 25cm (10”) apart as they grow. Other Instructions Choose a sunny position, do not overfeed. Dead head regularly to provide a Summer-long display.
Good yields of medium length stringless pods containing white seeds which can be saved as haricot beans at the end of the season. Sowing Early Sowings under glass sow 3 seeds in a 15cm (6") pot in mid April at 16oC. Later Sowings for outdoors should be sown in the same way. Later direct sown in the growing site in May 5cm (2") deep in rows 40cm (16") apart. Harden off plants for planting outside in late May and plant in growing site 20cm (8") apart in rows 40cm (16") apart. Direct sown seedlings should be thinned as they grow to the same spacings. Pick regularly to encourage extended cropping. Not a good variety for indoor production.
Sowing Sow in pots or trays in a good compost under glass at 20°C. Cover lightly with sieved compost. Planting As soon as the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick off into trays 5cm (2”) apart. Gradually harden off for planting out in the flowering site in May 25cm (10”) apart. Other Instructions Traditionally used as an edging plant but gives a lovely effect used as a dot plant in bedding and in hanging baskets.
Provides interest throughout the winter with its fresh green and cream margined leaves. In spring, beautiful mauve pink flowers emerge on delicate flower spikes, adding a fabulous splash of colour. Plant in bold sweeping drifts in borders or in containers. Our extra large plug plants will be ready for despatch in early October. They are delivered to you at an approximate height of 15cm (6”), so once you have received them, all you need to do is plant them straight into their final position. Supplied As:10 ExtraLarge Plug Plants Despatch Date: Early October Positioning: Full Sun / Partial Shade Where To Plant: Beds / Borders / Pots / Containers Height: 20-30cm Spread: 20-30cm Planting: September to October Flowering: March to June