Good sized flowers, blooming the first year-this strain produces flowers in different shades of deep purple, mauve and even one that is almost a true blue- a sure treat to have in any garden. Flowers have darker veins and the plants grow 4 to 6 feet tall. Fast growing and does best in full sun but will grow in light shade too-but might need to be staked. Useful as cutting material, blooming from July to frost. Cover seeds completely, darkness needed for good germination (We put the pots under a cardboard box) germination in 5-18 days at 70 F.