Ball shaped flower-heads, colored in lilac shades. The flowers are held on strong stems well above the grassy foliage. The flowers are perfect for cutting, lasting a number of days in a vase, many more when stored in a cooled between uses. The plants like a sandy loam soil that has good drainage. In a good location and when happy, they will produce an amazing number of flowering stems - but were it is wet they will rot away over the winter. Evergreen foliage with flower stems growing 10 inches or so tall. This strain will flower the first year; flowers are produced in 16 weeks from sowing. They will flower heavily enough that in the North they can be grown as annual plants in the front of the border or used as a pot plant when started in winter.
Seeds germinate in 14-21 days.