DESCRIPTION: Compact low-growing annual with bright red open flowers. Ideal for adding colour to garden beds, mass plantings, cottage gardens and pots. PLANTING: Sow seeds Spring-Summer-Autumn directly into final position, cover with soil and keep moist. Thin plants once they develop 2-4 leaves and are easily handled. Plant in free draining soil in a full sun location for best flowering. Preparing garden beds with well composted manure or slow release fertiliser will give the best results. CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells. Mulch plants to keep the shallow roots cool in summer. For an extra long flowering season, pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushiness, and feed with liquid fertiliser.