Vibrant strawberry-red profuse blooms that look vaguely like clover; great for drying. QIS stands for Quality In Seed. Enormously popular with commercial growers. Annual. ③
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Annual. Beautiful round clover-like 1" flowers on 2' stems perfect for drying. Also enjoyable as bedding plant. We’ve chosen for earliness, floriferousness, compact habit and good stem length.
Culture: Easily grown in any soil, likes hot sun, blooms prolifically. Tolerates dry weather and some frost. Chill seed 4–6 weeks at 40°, then start indoors at 60–70° for best germination. Germination is erratic; can take from 7–30 days. Grow on at 55–60°. Do not overwater. Transplant in 8–12 weeks, spacing at 12–18". ~200 seeds/g.
All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.
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