Grow this memorable cut flower in mass or at the back of the garden bed for added height. It blooms from late spring to early summer, and in mild climates can continue through fall. Reseeds readily. Colors may include carmine red, lilac, salmon, blue, pink, and white. Do not ingest, all plant parts contain toxins.
Botanical Name: Consolida regalis
Native: Europe and Asia
Plant Dimensions: 3'–4' tall
Variety Information: 1″–1½” mostly double flowers in shades of carmine red, lilac, salmon, blue, pink, and white. Single flowers may occur during warm temperatures.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Spring to summer
Attributes: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, as soon as soil can be worked, or in fall before your average first frost date.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Does not transplant well. Sow into biodegradable pots to minimize transplant shock. Temperatures above 55°F hinder germination.
Days to Emerge: 10–21 days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6″–12″
Thinning: When 3″ tall, thin to 1 every 6″–12″