Here is a very uniform strain of this species. Plants are first-year-flowering and selected for excellent branching for maximum flower production and compact plant habit. A showy color and long flowering with pink-colored spikes. Will flower the same year sown with pink-purplish flowers on plants that are well branched from the base but compact growing. The flowers are fragrant and produced for many weeks, over most of the summer. Grows 12 to 18 inches tall in well drained soils. Full sun to light shade. Long blooming and adaptable. A nice uniform strain that will flower in 12 to 15 weeks. Best in good draining soils. Grown as an annual most often.
Zones 7-10 as a perennial or as an annual everywhere else. Sow at 70-75F, germination in 21 days.