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Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Tuberous perennial. Early dwarf bedding type. Flowers 5-10cm (2-4in) across
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Good to know - wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
Pests & Diseases
slugs, earwigs, caterpillars, powdery mildew, mosaic virus.
Place of origin
Mexico, Central America.
Single Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
Patio / pot plants
Suitable for small gardens
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich.