Tall Double Orange with Red Tinge Black Center
Dark red-orange petals, black center. Strong stems.
Plant type: annual
Height: 60 cm
Site: full sun to part shade
Days to germination: 7-14 days
Days to maturity: 60 days
Plant spacing: 20-30 cm
Pinch: 20 cm
Approx. 40 seeds per packet
Direct seed after last frost. Start seed indoors in trays 4-6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Succession plant every 2-3 weeks for continuous blooms from summer to fall.
Pick when flowers are halfway open. Foliage is sticky, so wear gloves when harvesting.
EDIBLE FLOWER: Harvest once the flowers are fully open and pull off petals to sprinkle dishes, such as to garnish salads or cakes.
MEDICINAL: Flowers are used in antiseptic tinctures and healing skin ointments.