How to grow
Grow in a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun; shelter from strong winds and stake well. Apply a balanced liquid every couple of weeks in the growing season. For best flower spikes thin shoots when 7cm high to leave a minimum of 2-3 shoots on young plants and 5-7 shoots on established plants.
Propagate by taking pencil thick basal cuttings in early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
Cottage & Informal Garden
How to care
Deadhead by cutting spent flower spikes back to small flowering side shoots. Cut down all growth to ground level after it has withered in autumn.
Prone to slugs, snails, leaf miners and caterpillars
May be affected by powdery mildews, crown rot and a virus