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Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
TuberousTuberous perennial. Early dwarf bedding type. Flowers 5-10cm (2-4in) across
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.Pests & DiseasesSlugs, earwigs, caterpillars, powdery mildew, mosaic virus.Place of originMexico, Central America.
Flower ShapeSingleRow of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
Garden Location/ConditionsPatio / pot plantsSuitable for small gardens
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilHumus-rich.
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant