|Life cycle||tender perennial|
|Flowers||deep pink-red (summer)|
|Cultural notes||ordinary garden soil|
|From seed||germinates quickly at room temperature|
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||late September|
Grown from seeds received in trade, this was a most welcome surprise - we love the way the dark purple foliage combines with the red-to-deep pink flowers. Not sure of the true cultivar name - I haven't been able to find any references to this strain. At any rate, we'll try this one again.