15-30 cm (6-12″) apart
Mix the seeds with sand for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. Lightly press the seeds into the soil,
Full sun or partial shade, does well in average, well-drained soils
Seeds will sprout in 7-14 days.
White mold, rust, downy and powdery mildew, thread blight, and Southern blight can occur.
Sow directly in the garden as soon as possible after the last frost date in your area, or sow indoors 4-6 weeks before planting them in the garden. Successive plantings will prolong blooming period.
Pinch the growing tips to allow the plant to branch out. Pluck dry or dead flowers off before they seed.