This compact variety has large flower heads in bright, colourful clusters. It's ideal for those shaded areas, or as a potted plant to bring indoors when flowering.

Features

  • Annual
  • Masses of flowers
  • Pots and garden beds

Product details

How

Take special care as this seed is very fine. Spread thinly and press lightly (as seeds need light to germinate) into trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix.  Water with a fine mist spray. Keep trays in a warm place and retain moisture by covering with glass or plastic cling wrap. Transplant when large enough to handle.

Care

Choose a semi shaded position in well drained soil. Plants grown in shady conditions display the most intense colours. Add Yates Blood & Bone before planting. Water moderately and feed with Yates Thrive Soluble Flower & Fruit Plant Food regularly.  Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Hint

If growing for potted colour, transplant into a 15-20cm pot filled with a premium potting mix.

Storage

Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OR IN ANY MANNER CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED

Position Part shade
Plant space 30-40cm
Sow depth 1mm
Plant height 30cm
Germination 10-14 days
Germination (days) 12
Flowering 20 weeks
Flowering (days) 140
Botanical name Senecio cruentus
Plant variety Starships
Suitable for Pots and garden beds

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