Botanical Name: Consolida ajacis
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"